The Ekiti State Governor-elect, Dr Kayode Fayemi has declared that he is going to examine the administration of the outgoing Governor,Ayodele Fayose, as soon as he(Fayemi) resume office.
He made this known on Thursday while speaking with journalists after a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, stating that it will be irresponsible on his part not to probe the administration of Fayose.
He added further that his administration will examine what transpired in the last four years in Ekiti state including the failure of the Fayose-led administration to pay workers’ salaries.
“Well, l think we need to remove this election from personalities. This was an election that we fought on issues. And it will be irresponsible on my part to come here and say that we will not examine what transpired in the last four years in the manner of government.
“What was received in Ekiti State and the expenditures in that period? Why were we not able to pay salaries in the state? These issues should be examined in the interest of good governance. It is not about probing Fayose or probing Eleka or probing anybody.
The Paramount Ruler of Ijesand and Owa Obokun,Oba Adekunle Aromolaran has predicted that it will take another 48 years for Ijesa to become Osun State Governor after the exit incumbent Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, who is an Ijesanman.
Penpushing reports that, the monarch stated this while speaking during a teleconference meeting with ijesa in the United States of America at the 60th birthday of one of the illustrious Ijesa daughters and a popular practicing lawyer in the United States of America, Barrister (Dr) Janet Ogundipe- Fashakin, where he(Aromolaran was the Grand Royal Father of the event
Aromolaran encouraged them to work together in unity in the interest of Ijesaland and Nigeria as a whole, stressing that it is in working together that they too can assist each other and enjoy the good of the land where they are sojourning.
He also used the occasion to thank the outgoing Governor Rauf Aregbesola for his services to Osun State, just as he urged his subjects in diaspora to be good ambassadors of Ijesand and also encouraged them to get their voters’ card and use their votes wisely during the forthcoming elections.
Segun Showunmi in Ibadan
A member of the Oyo State House of Assembly Honorable Olusegun Olaniyi Olaleye has predicted that the ruling All Progressive Congress(APC) will be defeated in Oyo State in 2019 elections
Olaleye who recently defected from the ruling All Progressive Congress(APC) to the opposition party Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) made the prediction while featuring on a radio program at Fresh 105.9fm Ibadan
The lawmaker further declared that All Progressives Congress (APC) has lost ground in Oyo State under the leadership of Governor Abiola Ajimobi due to his dictatorship behavior
"Ajimobi remain the official leader and failed to transformed to natural leader, he has decided to be sectional in most of his decisions, and also he has neglected the internal democracy all the members of the party supposed to enjoy"
A Former Governorship Aspirant in Akwa Ibom State, Okon Iyanam, has been shot dead by unknown gunmen on Monday night at his hotel in Mowe, Ogun State.
Penpushing reports that, a former Attorney General in Akwa Ibom State, Victor Iyanam and the elder brother to the late politician and businessman, confirmed the incident in a statement he issued, Thursday morning.
“It is with a heavy heart that I announce the tragic death of my brother, Okon, in the early hours of Wednesday, 27th June, 2018. Okon papa had just recently opened his new Heritage Hotels and Resorts in Mowe, Ogun State where he spent most of his time trying to stabilise the management and sales techniques’.
‘While a birthday party was going on in the hotel, some men, suspected to be either armed robbers or hired assassins crashed into the place at about 12.30 a.m. with sporadic gun shots. They asked for the owner. When he was eventually identified, he was shot at close range in the neck region. He stood no chance. He died instantly’.
Segun Showunmi in Ibadan
The National leadership of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday affirmed former Oyo State Governor, Senator Rashidi Ladoja as the recognised and authentic overall leader of the party in South-West , whose authority should not be wave aside.
Penpushing reports that, the affirmation was made by the National Executive of the party, led by Deputy National Chairman in Southwest, Elder Yemi Akinwonmi mduring a reconciliatory meeting of the party, held at Boduja residence of Ladoja in Ibadan
He posited that Ladoja is the nucleus of the party in the South-West and he should therefore be treated as such, "Ladoja is the overall leader of PDP in Southwest, we are here today to see him and talk to him and he has talked to us and whatever we have discussed with him we will go and report in Abuja to the rest of us.
"We want our people in Ibadan, Ibarapa, Eruwa, Lanlate and other parts of the State to work and support Baba Senator Ladoja because he is the recognised party leader we have in the Southwest, so i urge you all to go and tell all your people to ready to work with him for the progress of our party’.
The new National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomole has been sworn in on Sunday at the Eagle Square, Abuja, venue of the party’s convention.
Penpushing recalled that, Oshiomole, a former Governor of Edo State was on Saturday unanimously elected on Saturday during the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.
Similarly, the returning National Secretary of the party, Mai Mala Buni, was also inaugurated by the Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, while Oshiomhole then inaugurated other members of the National Working Committee (NWC).
Penpushing further reports that, with the emergence and inauguration of Oshiomole, replaces the outgone National chairman of the party, John Odigie-Oyegun, who was also a former Governor of Edo State.
Penpushing also recalled that Odigie-Oyegun, alongside Oserhermen Osunbor, Clement Ebri, and Ibrahim Emokpaire, were initially in the race but eventually stepped down for Oshiomole.