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COVID-19: Ibi Giga Ambassadors wish Akeredolu quick Recovery
  • Jul 1, 2020

IBI GIGA AMBASSADORS SALUTES PEOPLE’S GOVERNOR; ARAKUNRIN OLUWAROTIMI AKEREDOLU SAN; WISHES HIM SPEEDY RECOVERY.

The Directorate of Ibi Gíga Ambassadors wishes to salute the courage and sincerity of our Governor, H.E Arákùnrin Olúwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu SAN in making public his health status to the citizens of Ondo state and Nigeria at large and wishes him speedy recovery as he goes into self isolation.
We appreciate God for His abundant grace over our amiable Governor and we welcome and appreciate Mr.Talk and Dofor timeously disclosing his status and his resolve to self-isolate immediately. This exemplary style of leadership is commendable and laudable;

While we acknowledge that Covid—19 is a global pandemic which has held the whole world to a standstill, we want to say emphatically that it is not a death sentence hence Mr. Governor will overcome this and will come out stronger.

While wee are using this medium to encourage all our Members across the Twenty six state Constituencies across the State to be calm and be fervent in our prayers over our Governor, we should not relent in our concerted efforts towards mobilising across the state for our Governor as we prepare for the forthcoming Primary Election in the State.
We believe and we are assuring all our teeming supporters and the general public that there shall be light at the end of the tunnel.

We are using this medium to admonish all residents of Ondo state to adhere strictly to the principle of physical distancing and other health advisories issued by the NCDC and MoH from time to time.

This time too shall pass.

For: The Directorate,
Signed
*Adetunji Adeniyi,
Secretary,
*Ibi Gíga Ambassadors* .

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COVID-19: Ibi Giga Ambassadors wish Akeredolu quick Recovery
  • Jul 1, 2020

IBI GIGA AMBASSADORS SALUTES PEOPLE’S GOVERNOR; ARAKUNRIN OLUWAROTIMI AKEREDOLU SAN; WISHES HIM SPEEDY RECOVERY.

The Directorate of Ibi Gíga Ambassadors wishes to salute the courage and sincerity of our Governor, H.E Arákùnrin Olúwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu SAN in making public his health status to the citizens of Ondo state and Nigeria at large and wishes him speedy recovery as he goes into self isolation.
We appreciate God for His abundant grace over our amiable Governor and we welcome and appreciate Mr.Talk and Dofor timeously disclosing his status and his resolve to self-isolate immediately. This exemplary style of leadership is commendable and laudable;

While we acknowledge that Covid—19 is a global pandemic which has held the whole world to a standstill, we want to say emphatically that it is not a death sentence hence Mr. Governor will overcome this and will come out stronger.

While wee are using this medium to encourage all our Members across the Twenty six state Constituencies across the State to be calm and be fervent in our prayers over our Governor, we should not relent in our concerted efforts towards mobilising across the state for our Governor as we prepare for the forthcoming Primary Election in the State.
We believe and we are assuring all our teeming supporters and the general public that there shall be light at the end of the tunnel.

We are using this medium to admonish all residents of Ondo state to adhere strictly to the principle of physical distancing and other health advisories issued by the NCDC and MoH from time to time.

This time too shall pass.

For: The Directorate,
Signed
*Adetunji Adeniyi,
Secretary,
*Ibi Gíga Ambassadors* .

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COVID-19: Ibi Giga Ambassadors wish Akeredolu quick Recovery
  • Jul 1, 2020

IBI GIGA AMBASSADORS SALUTES PEOPLE’S GOVERNOR; ARAKUNRIN OLUWAROTIMI AKEREDOLU SAN; WISHES HIM SPEEDY RECOVERY.

The Directorate of Ibi Gíga Ambassadors wishes to salute the courage and sincerity of our Governor, H.E Arákùnrin Olúwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu SAN in making public his health status to the citizens of Ondo state and Nigeria at large and wishes him speedy recovery as he goes into self isolation.
We appreciate God for His abundant grace over our amiable Governor and we welcome and appreciate Mr.Talk and Dofor timeously disclosing his status and his resolve to self-isolate immediately. This exemplary style of leadership is commendable and laudable;

While we acknowledge that Covid—19 is a global pandemic which has held the whole world to a standstill, we want to say emphatically that it is not a death sentence hence Mr. Governor will overcome this and will come out stronger.

While wee are using this medium to encourage all our Members across the Twenty six state Constituencies across the State to be calm and be fervent in our prayers over our Governor, we should not relent in our concerted efforts towards mobilising across the state for our Governor as we prepare for the forthcoming Primary Election in the State.
We believe and we are assuring all our teeming supporters and the general public that there shall be light at the end of the tunnel.

We are using this medium to admonish all residents of Ondo state to adhere strictly to the principle of physical distancing and other health advisories issued by the NCDC and MoH from time to time.

This time too shall pass.

For: The Directorate,
Signed
*Adetunji Adeniyi,
Secretary,
*Ibi Gíga Ambassadors* .

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Ondo 2020: Traditional Rulers Endorse Akeredolu For Second Term
  • Jul 1, 2020

Say other aspirants are wasting their resources

▪︎ Set up committee for Akeredolu’s reelection

All Traditional rulers in Ondo state, under the Ondo Council of Obas, on Thursday, endorsed the state Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, for a second term in Office.

The traditional rulers were led by the chairman and Paramount ruler of Ugbo Kingdom, Oba Frederick Obateru Akinruntan, the Olugbo of Ugbo.

The traditional rulers include the Deji of Akure, Oba Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi; Olowo of Owo, Oba Gbadegesin Ajibade Ogunoye III, Olukare of Ikare, Oba Akadiri Momoh; Olubaka of Oka, Oba Yusuf Adebori Adeleye, Abodi of Ikale land, Oba Babatunde Faduyile , Jegun of Idepe in Okitipupa, Oba Micheal Obatuga Adetoye and the Kalasuwe of Apoi land, Oba Sunday Adejimola Amuseghan among others monarchs from across the 18 local government areas of the state.

Addressing journalists on behalf of the traditional rulers, Oba Akinruntan said Governor Akeredolu has done well in the state and deserves a second term.

He said the performance of the Governor attracted his endorsement by the Royal Fathers in the state.

Olugbo disclosed that the council of Obas in the state has already set up a commitee in the three senatorial districts to work on the emergence of Governor Akeredolu and his reelection.

He said; “We looked at what he has done, particularly the Ore Flyover. Before now, I told someone I was scared to pass through that road since the day I met 18 people dead in an accident on the road. But now look at what Akeredolu has done for us.

“That bridge is like Lagos and the United States brigde. Look at the way he embraced all the Obas in the state. He has been fantastic. We have not done this for any governor before. These are the Obas from the 18 local government areas of the state. We have set up a Senatorial committee to work for the Governor.

“Those who are contesting with the Governor are wasting their time and resources. They should wait for him for another four years and let Aketi finish his second term.

“We looked at the things he has done. Look at the roads in Akure. In Okitipupa, in Akoko. We have three senatorial districts. On the 10th of July, we are coming here for a meeting to talk about how Akeredolu will emerge. He will complete his 8 years in Office. “

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Putting Akeredolu On Royal Scale
  • Jul 1, 2020

The scary incident has refused to fade away from the memory of Oba Frederick Obateru Akinruntan, the Olugbo of Ugbo and Chairman, Ondo State Council of Obas. It was a gory auto crash in Ore. Eighteen precious souls perished in the accident.

Oba Akinruntan was traveling somewhere when he witnessed the heart-rending incident. It gave the monarch the jitters. And since then, he was afraid to use the road until the Ore interchange bridge was built by the Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu government.

“Before now, I told someone I was scared to pass through that road since the day I met eighteen people dead in an accident on the road. But now look at what Akeredolu has done for us. That bridge is like Lagos and the United States bridges,” Oba Akinrutan said.

The Ondo state stretch of the Benin-Shagamu expressway used to be notorious for incessant auto crashes and gridlocks. For years, commuting on that portion of the road was a nightmarish experience.

Several people had lost either their lives, limbs or manhours at that portion of the road. The problem was attributed to the complex nature of the Ore intersection. But with the flyover, the story has changed. It has tamed the thirst of the road for blood.

Oba Akinruntan recalled the sad incident last Thursday while justifying the support of traditional rulers in the state for the second term bid of Governor Akeredolu.

The monarchs had met and put the performance of the Akeredolu government on the royal scale. The result of the exercise was that the government had an excellent performance rating. They, therefore, endorsed Akeredolu’s reelection aspiration.

Expectedly, the endorsement drew adverse criticisms from certain quarters. Some scoffed at it, saying it lacked electoral value. “Traditional rulers don’t vote,” they claimed. But if Kabiyesis don’t vote as argued by these fellows, why did the royal approval become a source of pains for them?

The blind critics need some education here. The royal pat on the back of Governor Akeredolu has its greatest value in the encouragement it conveys. With it, the governor will be encouraged to do more good for the people of the state. Such an approval from critical stakeholders like Kabiyesis gladdens the heart. It gives emotional satisfaction and exposes the mischief of those who are fond of denying the obvious.

“It is time for us all to stand and cheer for the doer, the achiever – the one who recognizes the challenges and does something about it,” said Vince Lombardi. That was exactly what the traditional rulers did. They love their subjects and want the best for them. So, they must encourage the governor to do more.

There were also those who wrongly believed that the endorsement was procured. This is a big insult to the crowns. Our Obas only saw the truth and said it. The endorsement of Arakunrin Akeredolu stemmed from the bottom of their hearts.

Also, Governor Akeredolu is not known for deploying the resources of the state for selfish ends. The remarkable achievements of his government are as a result of the prudent management of the little resources of the state.

Is it not preposterous of the critics to expect the monarchs to gloss over the various monumental achievements of the Akeredolu government? They expected the traditional rulers to ignore the flyover that is now saving the lives of their subjects. They expected the Kabiyesis to take their eyes away from the industrial revolution taking place at the Ondo-Linyi Industrial Hub, Ore.

The government is making efforts to ensure that the state has a seaport. All necessary things have been done to achieve it. The seaport is the future of Ondo state. This is what the traditional rulers in the coastal region of the state are aware of. Did anyone expect the monarchs to pretend not to be aware of this great thing in the offing?

Did anybody expect the Kabiyesis to deny the massive road projects all over the state? Did they expect the Akoko Obas not to appreciate the leveling and reconstruction of Oke Alabojuto road? Did they want the monarchs to say the reconstruction of Oke Oka road meant nothing to them and their subjects? In the past, the two roads were responsible for the death of many compatriots.

Schools in the Sunshine state now look good and are conducive for teaching and learning. Today, the state boasts two teaching hospitals. The Mother and Child hospitals have been increased from two to seven, cutting across all the three senatorial districts.

Governor Akeredolu is sweating profusely for the state. And the monarchs know this. Did any critic expect them to ignore all the development strides achieved by the government?

The Kabiyesis know the kind of politics being played in the country. It is adversarial. Another government may come and discontinue the life-changing programmes and projects of the Akeredolu government. That’s why the Obas want continuity. The continuity of good work!

*** Oyewamide Wande Ojo is Senior Special Assistant to Governor Akeredolu on Media and Publicity

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Ondo State is a state in Nigeria created on 3 February 1976 from the former Western State. It originally included what is now Ekiti State, which was split off in 1996. Akure is the state capital.

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