*** We’ve agreed to work collectively for the occasion’s success – Oke
*** Akeredolu’s days as governor numbered – PDP Chairman
*** 646 Observers to be deployed by Yiaga Africa to 300 polling models
By Dayo Johnson – Akure
AHEAD of the October 10 governorship election in Ondo State, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu as a part of his reconciliation transfer met with the aggrieved leaders of the Unity Group within the All Progressive Congress.
Recall that the group had constantly kicked in opposition to the second time period bid of Akeredolu.
The Unity Group had been led to the assembly by the governorship aspirant who got here second within the final main, Chief Olusola Oke.
Recall that the group had denied speculations of planning to dump the APC after the first gained by governor Akeredolu however with situations to be met by the governor inside seven days.
Oke had mentioned that ” We’ve resolved that we stay members of the APC in Ondo state and our respective wards.
“We agreed that it isn’t within the curiosity of any member of the occasion for the occasion to slip into the hand of opposition and due to this fact until unavoidable.
“We are going to do all the pieces doable on our half topic to the situation and phrases that shall be given out to retain the occasion in energy in Ondo state.
Nonetheless, a gathering was held behind closed door on Tuesday on the governor’s workplace.
Feelers from the assembly had it that the group tabled some calls for earlier than the governor as a precondition for his or her help within the coming election.
Though the demand was not made public by each events after the assembly sources mentioned it contains the governor operating an all-inclusive authorities after successful the second time period election.
Vanguard learnt that the group insisted on a cohesive, united APC the place there gained’t be disconnection, the place all members shall be handled as equal, the place authorities patronages will now not be sectional and proper and privileges of members shall be revered with out hindrance.
It was learnt that the assembly additionally discusses how you can incorporate the Olusola Oke marketing campaign group and the Unity discussion board into the scheme of issues as regards the marketing campaign staff for the election.
However talking with Vanguard, one of many leaders within the group mentioned ” Our staff is able to take part in any reconciliation efforts, genuinely undertaken by the events.
*** We’ve agreed to work together- Oke
Chief Oke media aide, Rotimi Ogunleye advised Vanguard that the reconciliation assembly went nicely.
Ogunleye mentioned that ” the underside line is that we now have agreed to work collectively for the success of the occasion within the coming election.
**** Akeredolu days as governor numbered- Newly elected PDP state chairman.
The newly-elected Ondo state chairman of the Peoples Democratic Occasion, Hon Fatai Adams has served the ruling All Progressive Congress within the state a give up discover forward of the October governorship election within the state.
In his acceptance speech after defeating his shut rival Dennis Alonge – Niyi in the course of the state occasion congress in Akure, the chairman mentioned that the times of the Akeredolu led administration within the state are numbered.
Adams gained the election polling 1,343 votes to defeat the previous youth chief of the occasion Dennis Alonge- Niyi who scored 369 votes.
Whereas appreciating the delegates, Adams mentioned the unification of the occasion shall be pursued vigorously by the brand new government.
He promised that when the occasion wins the October 10 governorship election higher and brightest days would return to the state and the folks would benefit from the dividend of democracy to the fullest.
In response to him ” my his imaginative and prescient and that of the brand new executives is to guide the Occasion’s governorship candidate, Eyitayo Jegede to victory in October election.
He expressed confidence within the means of Jegede to ship to the folks of the dividend of democracy if elected.
“Little doubt the duty and focus of the brand new excos shall be on the October 10 Ondo governorship election that’s across the nook. We’re going to win and ship packing the Akeredolu led administration for non-performance.
Adams appealed to the folks of the state to be sensible and vote rightly within the coming election in order to free themselves of political slavery.
*** 646 Observers to observe Ondo polls.
The Director of Applications, Yiaga Africa, Cynthia Mbamalu, a non governmental Organisation that promotes Democratic governance, accountability, Human Rights and civil participation mentioned that 647 observers can be deployed to observe the ballot in 300 polling models within the state.
Mbamalu in a media chat with newsmen in Akure forward of the ballot mentioned that WatchThe Vote (WTV) will deploy the observers in pair to a consultant random pattern of 300 models in each council space of the state out of the whole 3009 models throughout the state.
She added that 500 WTV polling unit observers shall be deployed to watch the accreditation, voting and counting processes on the election day.
In response to her ” WTV can even have 27 cellular ( roving) observers current in all of the 18 council areas within the state
” They are going to use their cellphones to ship coded textual content messages of statement stories to Yiag Africa WTV Knowledge Centre in Benin.
The Director of Applications added that WTV observers ” can even ship in official outcomes as introduced by the election officers at polling models to the WTV information centre.
Mbamalu appealed to politicians within the state to not see the approaching election as a battleground however a civic course of.
She promised that the organisation will present well timed and correct details about the election course of to voters and stakeholders, make sure that residents votes rely by deterring fraud and manipulation in the course of the ballot and would construct residents confidence within the coming election.