Oyo state chapter of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) on Wednesday reiterated its total commitment to the coalition government in the state led by Engr Seyi Makinde, saying that it remains an integral part of the coalition government.
The party also informed that the facts, claims and conclusion set out in a press statement issued by Senator Oluwafemi Lanlehin, its gubernatorial nominee in the coalition arrangement and rejoinder issued on behalf of Governor Seyi Makinde of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) by his Special Adviser on Strategy and Political Matters regarding the withdrawal of Senator Lanlehin from coalition government necessitated its intervention.
Its former governorship candidate, Olufemi Lanlehin, had on Tuesday announced that he had withdrawn from the coalition because Mr Makinde had deviated from the pre-election agreements that produced the coalition coordinated by former Governor Rasidi Ladoja.
The party, in a press statement issued by its Acting Publicity Secretary, Barrister Bimpe Adelowo and made available to Mega Icon Magazine, noted that as one of the coalescent parties that formed the current government in the state expressed its concern on the press statements issued by both its gubernatorial candidate and Oyo State Governor regarding the coalition arrangements and reactions trailing the said statements.
Adelowo maintained that ADC is still committed to coalition arrangements as an integral part of Oyo State Government.
“ADC at this juncture, reiterates its total commitment to the coalition government in Oyo State and it equally assures everyone that it remains an integral part of the coalition government in Oyo State.
“ADC understands that there might be resolvable minor understanding among few leaders within the coalition arrangements based on their individual philosophy, values and principle; however, this does not in any way suggest breakdown of the coalition arrangement.
“ADC has thus far taken a responsible and responsive urgent measure to nip the situation in the bud to rest and step down the disagreement which provoked the withdrawal of Senator Oluwafemi Lanlehin from coalition government.
“This is not the time to trade blame, but a period of sober consolidation of strength of the forces that terminate the reigns of the inhuman and tyrannical government of APC in Oyo State.
“We therefore appeal for calm among all the leaders and urge them to give peace a chance in the interest of numerous followers and general public”, the statement reads.
The party, however, appealed to the state governor, Makinde to forthwith continue with the lofty idea of implementation of coalition agreement on other appointments across boards (Senior Special/Assistants, Special Assistants, Executive Assistants, Boards and Parastatals, Local Governments inclusive).
ADC, equally appealed to the general public and teeming members of the coalescent parties to see themselves as one in this struggle and desist from heated, rhetoric and caustic accusations.
Nigerian Billionaire, Harry Akande Dies At 77
A far-famed billionaire from Ibadanland , Chief Harry Ayoade Akande, is dead. The Agba Oye of Ibadanland died in the early hours of Saturday.
Akande, aged 77 passed away following a brief illness.
The family in a statement signed by Olumide Akande disclosed, ” In the early hours of Saturday December 5, 2020, our patriarch Chief Harry Ayodele Akande passed away following a brief illness.
Chief Harry Akande was an astute businessman of international repute whose legacy and influence cut across continents.
“But by far his greatest passion was for a better Nigeria that guaranteed equity and justice for all. It is our fervent hope that this will be a reality in the not too distant future.
“His passing is a huge shock to his immediate &extended family, friends &associates. We are all grappling to make some sense of it”, the family mourned
Oyepeju to unveil Ara Foundation in Ibadan
Ibadan – born industrialist, Alhaji Ademola Oyepeju is poised to officially launch the Ara Foundation, a Non- Governmental Organization birthed to support the less – privileged.
The event, which is billed to hold December 5 at Scrolab Hotel, Oke – Ado in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital will also feature celebration of founder’s birthday, presentation of awards to some eminent personalities, scholarship for indigent students and empowerment program.
Dignitaries expected to grace the ocassion include : the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji Aje Ogunguniso 1, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Chief Bayo Adelabu, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 election.
Others are: Chief Oyegade Oyepeju, Alhaji Amadu Zungeru, Sarkin Hausawa of Ibadan, Chief Sunday Adeyemo (Sunday Igboho), Sheik Muyideen Ajani Bello, Hon Muse Ariyo, Pastor Kayode Akinola, Alhaji Taofeek Babatunde, Prince Abass Aleshinloye, Alhaji Taofeeq , Tao Onibata, Professsor Abideen Olaiya and Rev Mrs Olaiya, among others.
Oyepeju, in a statement signed on Thursday, explained that the foundation was founded in 2018 and it is duly registered with the government.
The business magnate also added that since its establishment, the foundation has lifted many poor people to a better state through financial aid to petty traders, schorlarship for indigent students in tertiary institutions , donation of tools and equipment for artisans to boost their businesses among others .
He emphasized the need for all levels of government to embark on more programs to alleviate poverty, unemployment and insecurity especially among youths.
According to him, “the focus of the foundation is beyond humanitarian services but a ploy to enhance growth and advancement of the society through extension of helping hands to the needy and idle hands who may later became devil’s instrument.
“The increasing number of people with no clear cut jobs is alarming and dangerous for the society and to prevent total collapse the needy should be supported and engage “, Oyepeju noted.
The industrialist, however advised youths to shun violence and channel their energy and talents towards national development.
Oyo: Buhari begins training, empowerment program for 400 youths in mechanized farming
Senator AbdulFatai Buhari representing Oyo North Senatorial District will on Thursday, 3rd December, 2020, in conjunction with the National Directorate Of Employment (NDE), engage no fewer than four hundred (400) selected youths from across the thirteen (13) local governments of the senatorial district in Mechanized Farming.
The three (3) day intensive training on modern techniques of farming will come up simultaneously at three different locations, Kisi, Town Hall in Kisi, Irepo local government, Ipman Hall in Saki at Saki West Local government and Ipapo Town Hall in Ipapo at Itesiwaju local government in Oyo North.
Apart from the daily transport allowances and feeding for the beneficiaries, the trainees will at the end of the training programme, be empowered with seedlings, herbicides, equipment, training allowances and certificate
Oyo North is an agrarian district which if well harnessed will serve as food basket for the state and Nigeria as a whole as well as increase the revenue base of the state and nation through import of agricultural products like, sorghum,millet, cashew, cassava,yam amongst others.
The knowledge acquired by the beneficiaries at the end of the training, is expected to be used to increase their harvests which will in turn improve their living standard.
This brings to total, one thousand two hundred (1200) constituents selected from Oyo North Senatorial District that have been engaged in one training or the other by Senator AbdulFatai Buhari, in the last one month.
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