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Amotekun commander solicits Ondo monarchs’, residents’ support

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Chief Adetunji Adeleye, Commander, Ondo State Security Network Agency, operation Amotekun, has stressed the importance of support and credible information from residents and traditional rulers to ensure adequate service delivery.


 

The News Agency of Nigeria , reports that Amotekun is a security outfit based in all the six South West states and aimed at curbing banditry and kidnapping in the region.

 

Adeleye, speaking with newsmen in Akure on Saturday, said information and support from conventional security agencies in the state and everybody were also important to ensure safety.

 

According to him, the security outfit needs all the support and credible information it can get to ensure that it makes the society a safe place for all to live in.

 

Adeleye also pointed out the importance of communication to a security outfit such as the Corp, hence the deployment of Corp cadets to all the 18 Local Government Areas of Ondo State.

 

“The governor has been gracious enough to equip us with a satellite-based communication system that could reach our operatives anywhere in the state regardless of riverine or hilly areas.

 

“It is a data conversion walkie-talkie. We know the importance of communication to this assignment, so we intend to deploy it to every local government in Ondo State,” he said.

 

The Corp commander further disclosed that the pioneer cadets of the corp would be graduating on Tuesday, Aug. 11, by 12 noon at the Arcade grounds in Akure.

 

“I assure you that these crop of officers have gone through requisite training required to face the challenges outside,” he said.

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Kiriji War: Leaders to celebrate 134 years of Yoruba unity

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A coalition of Yoruba groups, prominent monarchs and leaders of thought will converge in Ibadan on Wednesday to celebrate 134 years of peace and unity in Yorubaland after the Kiriji War.


The Kiriji War, also known as the Ekiti-Parapo War, was a 16-year-long civil war between the Yoruba people where all the sub-ethnic groups either supported the Ibadan or the Ekiti.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the war came to an end on Sept. 23, 1886, which marked the beginning of unification of Yoruba Land as one.

Prof. Banji Akintoye, Convener of the event and President-General of Yoruba World Congress (YWC), said in a statement that Sept. 23 will now be celebrated as Yoruba National Day annually.

Akintoye said prominent Yoruba monarchs and warrior families would on Tuesday revisit the battlefields in Igbajo and Imesi Ile, Osun, and Oke Imesi Ekiti to pour libations and dedicate foundation stone to peace in Yoruba Land.

The YWC leader described the event as a reawakening and restoration of Yoruba history and culture.

He said that Afenifere Chieftain, Pa Ayo Adebanjo, Archbishop Ayo Ladigbolu of Yoruba Unity Forum, Justice Ademola Bakare (Rtd), Chairman, Yoruba Council of Elders, and  Prof. Adetoun Ogunseye, National Council for Yoruba Women were among eminent Yoruba leaders of thought that would grace the occasion.

According to him, Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Jimoh Oyewumi, and the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, are among prominent Yoruba monarchs expected at the ceremony.

“The purpose of the two-day ceremony is to unite the people of Yoruba Land towards achieving prosperity and development.

” The Owa Ooye of Okemesi, Oba Gbadebo Adedeji, Owa Ooye of Imesi Ile, Oba Ademola Akinyemi, the Owa of Igbajo and Oba Adeniyi Fashade, are the Chief Hosts of the event in their various communities on Sept. 22.

“The traditional rulers would also converge to address the Yoruba people at Okemesi, Ekiti, Igbajo and Imesi Ile in Osun, respectively, where the war started and where the peace treaty that marked the end of the war, was signed.

“The Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji who is the Chief Host, would celebrate the day on Sept. 23 in Ibadan,” he said.

According to Akintoye, all the first class Yoruba traditional rulers from Ogun, Osun, Ekiti, Ondo, Kogi, Kwara, Edo, Oyo and Lagos States would be in attendance for the anniversary.

He urged all Yoruba sons and daughters worldwide to make their presence felt at the events, both physically and morally.

Edited By: Bola Akingbehin/Wale Ojetimi
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INEC commends stakeholders on successful Edo election, focuses on Ondo

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Chairman, Independent, National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has commended all stakeholders who made  the Saturday’s Edo state governorship election a success.


Yakubu gave the appreciation while winding down INEC  Situation Room on the Edo Governorship election in Abuja on Sunday.

The chairman reminded all stakeholders that there was no respite yet for all as the attention would be shifted to Ondo where another governorship election would be holding on Oct. 10.

He said that  three weeks after that, it would be the series of by-elections in 11 States, on Oct. 31.

 Yakubu challenged all INEC staff members and participants in the conduct of elections in the country to prove that the success in Edo was not a fluke by the standard in the conduct of elections.

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Edo Poll: APC supporters commend Buhari for providing level playing field

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The Buhari Support Organisation (BSO), has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for providing a level playing field for contestants in the just-concluded Edo governorship election.


The BOS said this in statement signed by the Chairman and Secretary of its Enugu State chapter, Chief Anike Nwoga and Mr Godwin Onwusi on Sunday in Abuja.

It described Buhari as a statesmanship and a father of the nation, adding that he had enriched the health of the country’s democracy by observing its core tenet.

“The BSO is happy that Mr President enriched the health of our democracy by observing the core tenets of democracy.

“This, he did, by resisting the temptation to deploy the proverbial federal might in favour of our great party, the All Progressives Congress (APC),” the BOS said.

Also in another statement, the United Patriots had congratulated Gov. Godwin Obaseki for his re-election as governor of Edo.

The group’s National Chairman, Mr Chukwudi Ezeobika said Obaseki’s victory remained a plus to the country’s democracy and an end to imposition of ill will on the electorate.

The group commended law enforcement agencies for their professional conduct before, during and after the election.

It commended, especially the Police for exhibiting high level of professionalism and devotion at election.

“We salute the courage and perseverance of the Edo  people who turned out in their huge numbers to exercise their franchise and vote for the candidate of their choice.

“We remain resolute in our belief that good governance will enhance more participation of Nigerians in future elections and permanently dislodge the ills of god “fatherism’’ and imposition of candidates on the people against their wish.

“As we approach the Ondo State governorship election scheduled for Oct. 10, we are optimistic that the serenity, security and decorum exhibited by all stakeholders in the nation’s electoral process in Edo, will be brought to bear,” it said.

The group appealed to Nigerian youths to be part of this great struggle to redeem the country and its democracy from abuse.

It said this they could do by protecting and preserving the sanctity of the country’s electoral system, knowing fully well that the future of the country was dependent on such struggle.

Edited By: Grace Yussuf
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Edo Guber: IPAC commends Buhari, INEC, security agencies over peaceful poll

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The Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) in Lagos State has commended President Muhammadu Buhari, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies over the peaceful Edo governorship poll.


IPAC described the poll and its outcome as exemplary and recommended the same for the Ondo governorship poll coming up on Oct.10.

The commendation was made by IPAC Chairman, Mr Tade Ademola,  in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on Sunday.

Ademola said that the level playing ground allowed by the President and INEC had further deepened Nigeria’s democracy.

Ademola, who is  also  the Chairman, Alliance for Social Democrats (ASD) in Lagos State, urged that the standard already built in Edo poll should not be compromised in the forthcoming Ondo governorship election on Oct. 31.

“The truth about Edo election is that the people were determined, and that was what won the election. If people are determined everywhere and are not complacent, we will get there.

“It is better this time around, but it can be improved upon. We should be able by now to be conducting our election online.

“In the coming Ondo election, I hope they will not change style and that there will be a level playing ground for all so that only the peoples’ will will prevail.

“If the same template as used in Edo, is used in Ondo election, it will be a progress in the nation’s electoral system.

“Generally, this election was peaceful and fair as we could see. We cannot say 100 per cent perfect, but it was better than what we had in Kogi and Bayelsa,” Ademola said.

According to him, though there are areas to improve upon, the relatively peaceful and credible Edo election is a milestone in the history of elections in recent time.

He said that INEC could improve on timeliness of staff and materials at polling units.

NAN reports that INEC has declared Gov. Godwin Obaseki, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),  winner of the Sept. 19, governorship election in the state.

Obaseki polled a total of 307,955 votes to defeat the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu who scored 223,619.

Edited By: Emmanuel Nwoye/Bayo Sekoni
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