Action Alliance denies merger with Tinubu/Shetima campaign council

ACTION Alliance DENIES MERGER WITH TINUBU/SHETIMA CAMPAIGN COUNCIL


The leadership of the Action Alliance (AA) has dispelled the purported merger of the party with the All Progressives Congress (APC) in a bid to support the presidential candidate of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

National chairman of the party, Dr Adekunle Rufai Omoaje in a statement issued on Friday denied any link between the party and APC, saying the party would not work for any other candidate or political party.

Some fraudulent people in the North West zone had in a statement signed by one Hajiya Amina Kilishi Lamido who claimed to be Zonal Coordinator of the Major Hamzat Almustafa (rtd) Presidential Council in the North West Zone claimed that the AA campaign committee and the leaders and members of the party had merged with the presidential campaign team of Tinubu.

But the National Chairman of the AA, Hon Omoaje who described the development as mere rumour, insisted that such arrangement only exist in the minds of those peddling the rumour.

Omoaje noted that all the claims of the peddlers of the rumour are mere figments of their own imagination as the AA remains one.

He gave the names of the party leaders from the North West zone to include Suleiman Abdulrasheed
(National Secretary Kaduna State), Alhaji Muhammad Abubakar
(National Vice Chairman North West jigawa state), Hajiya Aisha Abdullahi
“Deputy National women leader ( Niger state), Alhaji Sani Darma
(Kano state Leader).

Others are the State Chairmen from North West zone including Hon. Magaji Marafa (Kaduna State), Saminu yaro (Kastina state ), Aliyu inusa Danbago (Kano State ), Alh. Ismaila Dutse
(Jigawa state ), Shuaiba Altine (Sokoto State), Tukur Musa yaro (Kebbi state)
and Hon. Sani idirs (Zanfara State).

He declared that none of the aforementioned leaders of the party has left for any other political party.

He said those contesting under the platform of the party through his leadership are the only authentic contestants of the party.

Executive Order: Osun Education Ministry allegedly frustrating Governor Adeleke’s efforts

EXECUTIVE ORDER: OSUN EDUCATION MINISTRY ALLEGEDLY FRUSTRATING GOVERNOR ADELEKE’S EFFORTS

The Osun State Ministry of Education has been alleged of frustrating the Executive Order given to the Chief Executive Officers of the state Higher Institutions.

The Ministry was alleged to have compromised the Order by not issuing a circular directing the Rectors of the two polytechnics in the state who were allegedly appointed by fiat by the former governor some 28 days to the inauguration of Governor Ademola Adeleke.

The Rector of Osun State Polytechnic Iree, Dr. Tajudeen Odetayo was said to have been appointed by handpicking as a result of his unrepentant loyalty to Alhaji Oyetola without following the due process.

Similarly, Engr. Samson Adegoke, the College of Technology, Esa-Oke Rector was also said to have been re-appointed in August, 2022 to continue after his five years tenure without following the extant order of the Polytechnic.

It would be recalled that the Governor gave an executive order at his inauguration and reiterated it on Thursday, that all appointments made after July 17 have been reversed, but the two Rectors; Odetayo who was appointed 28 days to the Governor’s inauguration and Adegoke who was appointed in August have continued their administrative functions in their respective offices.

It was gathered that the state Ministry of Education has failed to communicate the implementation of the Order to the Institutions.

Meanwhile, a source in the office of the Secretary to the State Government disclosed that “despite the fact that the SSG has directed the Ministry of Education to carry out the implementation, top officers of the Ministry who are loyal to the former Governor Oyetola are still there. They refuse to implement the Order. We shall investigate them”, he said.

Ikirun: Kingmakers, traditional chiefs rally support for Oba Akadiri

IKIRUN: KINGMAKERS, TRADITIONAL CHIEFS RALLY SUPPORT FOR OBA AKADIRI


The Akirun-in- council, made up of High Chiefs of Ikirun and the kingmakers have expressed their support for the traditional ruler of the town, Oba Yunus Olalekan Akadiri, saying they are solidly behind him.

The chiefs recalled that the process that led to the selection, appointment and subsequent installation of Oba Akadiri was in line with the culture and tradition of the town.

They therefore warned disgruntled elements to steer clear of the town, stressing that they could not watch the town being thrown into crisis and violence.

The Kingmakers including High Chief Rasheed Diekola (Odofin of Ikirun), High Chief Atoyebi Oluwole Moses (Ojomu of Ikirun), High Chief Bamidele Onifade (Elemo of Ikirun), High Chief Okunlola Raheem (Jagun of Ikirun), High Chief Suleiman Olaore (Oluawo of Ikirun) and High Chief Azeez Muritala Ojeniyi (Obaale of Ikirun) in a statement issued and signed by them warned against any policy that could lead to anachy in the town.

Besides, they called on the Osun State government under the leadership of Governor Ademola Adeleke to tow the path of peace and ensure that peace reigns in Ikirun.

Tje statement reads “It is important that we set the record straight from the onset. In doing this, we want to recall vividly that the stool of the Akirun of Ikirun became vacant on the 3rd of February, 2021 following the demise of our late father, Oba Rauf Olawale Adedeji who hailed from the Adedeji ruling house.

“It’s on record that there are three ruling houses in Ikirun and the government gazette and chieftaincy declarations recognize this fact. The ruling houses are: Oba-Ara, Adedeji and Gboleru, and the ascension order is also in the same order.

“However, the Osun State High Court presided over by Justice Jide Falola had in it’s ruling held that the next Akirun of Ikirun after Oba Adedeji be produced by the Oba-Ara ruling house, a situation which made many Princes from the ruling house to show interest. The court premised its decision on the inability of Gboleru ruling house, whose turn it was to produce the next Akirun of Ikirun to produce a unanimous candidate for the stool. As a result of this, Justice Falola ordered the next ruling house which was Oba-Ara to produce the next traditional ruler.

“It is pertinent to state that the inability of the Gboleru ruling house to present a prince for the position of Akirun was as a result of internal wranglings within the family.

“As a result of the court ruling, it then became the turn of the Oba-Ara ruling house to produce the next Akirun of Ikirun. Following this development, 21 Princes from the family (Oba-Ara) showed interest in the race, and this made the kingmakers to resolve to voting. An election was held by seven kingmakers including the Eesa of Ikirun, High Chief Kareem Adetoyese who was the first to vote.

“The election was held at the premises of Ifelodun Local Government secretariat under the supervision of notable persons including the chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), the Chief Imam of Ikirun, Alhaji Balogun Yunus, chairman, Ifelodun Local Government Area, Hon Okanlawon among others.

“It’s on record that the Eesa of Ikirun land, High Chief Lawal Adetoyese Kareem was the first person to vote during the election. The Eesa had in a letter dated 19th November, 2021 and addressed to the chairman, Ifelodun Local Government Area, Hon Okanlawon invited council officials to the election and specifically requested for recording device, a request that was granted by the authorities of the local government.

“After the said election, Prince Ismaeel Olasunkanmi Adeyemi had one vote, while the Akirun of Ikirun, Oba Yunus Olalekan Akadiri had six votes. Thereafter, the name of the winner of the election was forwarded to the authorities of the state government and Ifelodun Local Government. This was done through the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.

“Thereafter, all the contestants embraced themselves and signed a peace pact to maintain law and order.

“The current Akirun of Ikirun, Oba Olalekan Akadiri was therefore selected by the kingmakers on 19th November, 2021. It’s on record that the process that produced Oba Akadiri was clean, transparent, orderly, lawful and in line with the principle of due process.

“Contrary to the rumours making the round in some quarters that the former Governor of Osun State, Mr Gboyega Oyetola imposed Oba Akadiri on the people of Ikirun, it is note worthy to reiterate unequivocally that Oba Akadiri’s emergence to the throne of his fore-father’s followed due process, laid down tradition and culture of Ikirun. Oba Akadiri did not at anytime or at anywhere influence his selection and subsequent appointment, rather another contestant, Prince Ismail Olasunkanmi Adeyemi was alleged to have made efforts to influence his ambition through his relationship with the Governor. However, Prince Adeyemi could not have headway because of the overwhelming love, support and affection that Oba Akadiri enjoyed from the kingmakers and many individuals in the town.

“Permit us to inform the public through this medium that the new Akirun of Ikirun had undergone all the necessary traditional rites of installation and he had been presented with the Staff of Office and certificate of appointment, a development which authenticate his selection and appointment as the Akirun of Ikirun.

“On this note, we hereby call on the new Governor, Senator Nurudeen Ademola Adeleke to ensure that he stands by the side of the truth and Justice, even as we call on security agencies not to compromise. We call on all warring groups to sheath their swords and allow peace and serenity prevail as we cannot watch while our town is being plunged into crisis,” they added.

Olona installs Okediya Otunba Atobase of Ada in Osun

OLONA INSTALLS OKEDIYA OTUNBA ATOBASE OF ADA IN OSUN

The Olona of Ada, His Royal Majesty, Oba Oyetunde Olumuyiwa Ojo has installed Mr Obafemi Okediya as Otunba Atobase of Ada.

Mr Obafemi Okediya was born into the Eesa’s compound in Aagba, Boripe Local Government Area of Osun State, by Chief M.A. Okediya, the Aare Alasa Aagba (of Blessed Memory) and Chief (Princess) A. M. Okediya, the Iyalode of Aagba.

He attended the Federal Government College, Ilorin for his secondary education and Amadu Bello University, Zaria.

He joined the Services of the Osun State Polytechnic Iree about 25 years ago and rose to the level of Chief Accountant before he was appointed the Bursar of the Institution as a result of his resilience, doggedness, and prowess in the discharge of his duties.

He is happily married with children and grand children

He is a prudent Manager of human and financial resources and an ardent stickler to due process, transparency and accountability in managing the finances of the institution
Olona of Ada also describe him as a respectful man, God fearing man and lover of people he said.

Osun College of Education denies rumour of fraudulent staff audition

OSUN COLLEGE OF EDUCATION DENIES RUMOUR OF FRAUDULENT STAFF AUDITION

The management of Osun State College of Education, Ila-Orangun has dispelled rumour that the college was involved in illegal staff audition.

The Registrar of the college, Mr Abiodun Adesoji in a statement made available to newsmen in Osogbo on Thursday said some disgruntled elements were behind the rumour with the aim of denegrading the institution and its management in particular.

He stated further that some individuals who are not comfortable with the current administration in the college are behind the rumour with the aim of tarnishing the reputation and good image of the institution.

The Registrar said there is no member of staff of the college bearing the name “Mrs Arinla” as claimed in the statement, where it was alleged that the said Mrs Arinla was made a permanent staff as against her status as a temporary staff of the college.

He added that there is no Mrs Arinla in the college pay roll and no such name is also among the part time lecturers of the College.

He said there is no staff of the college bearing such name, adding that the name doesn’t exist on the pay roll of the college.

The statement reads “the attention of the management of the Osun State College of Education, Ila-Orangun has just been drawn to the rumour being perpetrated on the social media concerning the ongoing staff audition in the College.

“I write to debunk the misleading information. It is hereby reiterated further that there is nobody called Mrs. Arinla on the staff list for screening or payroll of the College,” the statement added.

OPEN LETTER OF APPRECIATION AND A CALL TO THE EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR OF OSUN STATE, SEN. ADEMOLA NURUDEEN JACKSON ADELEKE OVER THE DECEPTIVE SCHEME OF SOME ELEMENTS TO UPHOLD THE UNLAWFUL INSTALLATION OF PRINCE RAPHAEL OLUPONLE ADEMOLA AS THE AREE OF IREE.

OPEN LETTER OF APPRECIATION AND A CALL TO THE EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR OF OSUN STATE, SEN. ADEMOLA NURUDEEN JACKSON ADELEKE OVER THE DECEPTIVE SCHEME SOME ELEMENTS TO UPHOLD THE UNLAWFUL INSTALLATION OF PRINCE RAPHAEL OLUPONLE ADEMOLA AS THE AREE OF IREE.

We the ruling house of Oba Olubonku of Iree, Boripe North Local Council Development Authority, (LCDA) Osun state wishes to express our sincere gratitude to the Osun state Governor, Sen. Ademola Nurudeen Jackson Adeleke for his swift intervention, following the Executive Order No.5 over the unlawful installation of Prince Raphael Oluponle Ademola as the Aree of Iree land.

The Olubonku ruling house and the entire Iree indigenes home and abroad appreciate the move by the Governor to uphold peace and tranquility that Iree has been enjoying before the recent acclaimed APC Oba installation film.

The Olubonku ruling house of Iree also wish to affirm that the installation of Prince Raphael Oluponle Ademola was unlawful, did not follow due process and was doctored by some elements, based on the following facts:

  • The Afobajes was not allowed to produce new Oba for the ancient town (Iree) .
    • After court judgment which said that the Kingmakers or Afobajes should work on four ruling houses to produce the next Aree of Iree.
    • The Iree Progressive Association and the Iree Elders Council (the apex bodies controlling the Affairs of the town) are opposed to the selection of Prince Raphael Oluponle Ademola as Aree of Iree . This was evident in the press release from Asiwaju of Iree land, Pa Engr. Adenrele Afolabi on Rave FM 91.7, debunking the selection of the said Prince.

With the unlawful and deceitful installation of the Prince Raphael Oluponle Ademola as Aree of Iree land and that of other Chieftaincy in some towns of Osun state, it has become evidently clear to us that the former Government of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) led by Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola and his commissioners, most especially the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy matters , Prince Adebayo Adeleke, popularly known as Banik, aimed to cause chaos, anarchy and disrupt the peace of Osun state as a result of their defeat in the last gubernatorial election.

It is worthy of note that in Iree there are six (6) ruling houses comprised of Olubonku, Iyanhanola, Oyetite, Oyekun, Ojo Ayagaga and Larooye.

Following the death of late Aree Oba Jimoh Layoonu Olatoyan of Laro ruling house, the Olubonku ruling house has been appealing to other 5 ruling houses to allow them to enthrone to the stool of their forefathers at least for a second time before the last administration hijacked the process from Afobajes or Kingmakers and started selling their extortion and dubious nomination forms to the Princes which did not work.

Based on the principle of justice, equity and fairness, the Kingmakers or Afobajes should be allowed to do their work in accordance with our rich customs and tradition for choosing a new Oba in the town.

The Olubonku ruling house has already exonerated itself through their (Baba Baale Alhaji Prince Azeez Lawal) that they were not part of the Kangaroo installation of Prince Raphael Oluponle Ademola as the Aree of Iree and also asked their Lawyer to write a letter of solidarity to the Kingmakers or Afobajes in Iree that we are solidly behind them and which the copies have also been served to the other 5 ruling houses and a copy which is being with the Commissioner of Police, Osun state .

May Almighty God be with your Excellency, protect and guide you to steer the Affairs of Osun State to the promised land.

Long live Osun state
Long live Iree Oye Itake Iba
Long live Olubonku ruling house.
Best Regards

OPEN LETTER OF APPRECIATION AND A CALL TO THE EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR OF OSUN STATE, SEN. ADEMOLA NURUDEEN JACKSON ADELEKE OVER THE DECEPTIVE SKIM OF SOME ELEMENTS TO UPHOLD THE UNLAWFUL INSTALLATION OF PRINCE RAPHAEL OLUPONLE ADEMOLA AS THE AREE OF IREE.

OPEN LETTER OF APPRECIATION AND A CALL TO THE EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR OF OSUN STATE, SEN. ADEMOLA NURUDEEN JACKSON ADELEKE OVER THE DECEPTIVE SKIM OF SOME ELEMENTS TO UPHOLD THE UNLAWFUL INSTALLATION OF PRINCE RAPHAEL OLUPONLE ADEMOLA AS THE AREE OF IREE.

We the ruling house of Oba Olubonku of Iree, Boripe North Local Council Development Authority, (LCDA) Osun state wishes to express our sincere gratitude to the Osun state Governor, Sen. Ademola Nurudeen Jackson Adeleke for his swift intervention, following the Executive Order No.5 over the unlawful installation of Prince Raphael Oluponle Ademola as the Aree of Iree land.

The Olubonku ruling house and the entire Iree indigenes home and abroad appreciate the move by the Governor to uphold peace and tranquility that Iree has been enjoying before the recent acclaimed APC Oba installation film.

The Olubonku ruling house of Iree also wish to affirm that the installation of Prince Raphael Oluponle Ademola was unlawful, did not follow due process and was doctored by some elements, based on the following facts:

  • The Afobajes was not allowed to produce new Oba for the ancient town (Iree) .
    • After court judgment which said that the Kingmakers or Afobajes should work on four ruling houses to produce the next Aree of Iree.
    • The Iree Progressive Association and the Iree Elders Council (the apex bodies controlling the Affairs of the town) are opposed to the selection of Prince Raphael Oluponle Ademola as Aree of Iree . This was evident in the press release from Asiwaju of Iree land, Pa Engr. Adenrele Afolabi on Rave FM 91.7, debunking the selection of the said Prince.

With the unlawful and deceitful installation of the Prince Raphael Oluponle Ademola as Aree of Iree land and that of other Chieftaincy in some towns of Osun state, it has become evidently clear to us that the former Government of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) led by Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola and his commissioners, most especially the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy matters , Prince Adebayo Adeleke, popularly known as Banik, aimed to cause chaos, anarchy and disrupt the peace of Osun state as a result of their defeat in the last gubernatorial election.

It is worthy of note that in Iree there are six (6) ruling houses comprised of Olubonku, Iyanhanola, Oyetite, Oyekun, Ojo Ayagaga and Larooye.

Following the death of late Aree Oba Jimoh Layoonu Olatoyan of Laro ruling house, the Olubonku ruling house has been appealing to other 5 ruling houses to allow them to enthrone to the stool of their forefathers at least for a second time before the last administration hijacked the process from Afobajes or Kingmakers and started selling their extortion and dubious nomination forms to the Princes which did not work.

Based on the principle of justice, equity and fairness, the Kingmakers or Afobajes should be allowed to do their work in accordance with our rich customs and tradition for choosing a new Oba in the town.

The Olubonku ruling house has already exonerated itself through their (Baba Baale Alhaji Prince Azeez Lawal) that they were not part of the Kangaroo installation of Prince Raphael Oluponle Ademola as the Aree of Iree and also asked their Lawyer to write a letter of solidarity to the Kingmakers or Afobajes in Iree that we are solidly behind them and which the copies have also been served to the other 5 ruling houses and a copy which is being with the Commissioner of Police, Osun state .

May Almighty God be with your Excellency, protect and guide you to steer the Affairs of Osun State to the promised land.

Long live Osun state
Long live Iree Oye Itake Iba
Long Live Olubonku ruling house.
Best Regards

Osun HOS after my life, civil servant alleges

OSUN HOS AFTER MY LIFE, CIVIL SERVANT ALLEGES


The Head of Local Government Administration (HLGA), Ila Local Government Area of Osun State, Mr Samson Olayinka Odewale has alleged that the state Head of Service, Dr Festus Oyebade Olowogboyega was after his life.

To this end, Odewale had petitioned the Assistant Inspector General of Police, zone 11, asking the police to investigate the allegation and ensure that his life is not cut short by any disgruntled element.

In the petition signed by his lawyer, Mr Muftau Abiodun Adediran, the council boss alleged that some unidentified men had been trailing him around in the recent time, just as strange movement of unknown individuals was noticed in his house located at Dada Estate area of Osogbo.

The development, he said was after he had been invited by the police for interrogation at the State Police command headquarters and his mobile phone seized for days, which led to the search
of his residence by the police as a result of allegations levelled against him by the Head of Service.

Odewale in a statement released to the media also alleged that Olowogboyega had frustrated him administratively and made attempts to pull him out of service but couldn’t have his way, hence his (Olowogboyega) alleged actions.

His words “It has become imperative for me to let the world know that my life is in great danger, and the source of the threat is Comrade Festus Olowogboyega, the Osun State Head of Service. In the last six years or so, Olowogboyega has adopted various tactics to intimidate and victimize my person. However, the “hunting” has taken a dangerous dimension in the last 15 days as strange faces have been trailing me around in very suspicious manner.

“Before he adopted this scary method, he had used lies and blackmail since 2018 to attack my person. Having threatened to get me out of the service, he approached people in Ogbeni Aregbesola’s government (names withheld) and lied to them that: I have joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and I was regularly visiting the country home of the Adeleke dynasty in Ede.

” He also alleged that I was using my position as the Chairman of Forum of Council Managers to undermine the party in power and promote the main opposition party.

“He said all of these to prepare justifications for his evil intention to move me from the local government service to the state service, where, according to him, he would be able to deal with me and dismiss me from the service. When he thought that the people in government have swallowed his lies hook, line and sinker, he came up with a posting instruction that was most unprecedented, moving me from Ila Local Government to Osun State Council for Arts and Culture,” he added.

He explained that his crisis with Olowogboyega was as a result of issues associated with the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) and his position as chairman of the Forum of Council Managers in the state, alleging that Olowogboyega wanted to have influence on the two organizations.

Odewale who alleged that his life is in serious danger, called on the Police to protect him even as he urged members of the public to prevail on Olowogboyega, who he alleged of being behind his current challenges.

You can’t institute case on behalf of Action Alliance, Court tells Kenneth Udeze

YOU CAN’T INSTITUTE CASE ON BEHALF OF ACTION ALLIANCE, COURT TELLS KENNETH UDEZE


A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has declared that Mr Kenneth Udeze lacks the right to institute any litigation on behalf of the Action Alliance (AA), having been expelled from the party.

Recalled that the party’s National Think Thank committee, which is the highest ruling organ of the party had since 2019 suspended and subsequently expelled Udeze from the party.

It was gathered that Udeze did not challenge his suspension and expulsion from the party.

The court presided over by Justice B.F.M Nyako held that Udeze cannot represent the party in the suit he instituted and granted an application by the national chairman of the party, Hon Adekunle Rufai Omoaje to be joined in the suit.

By the ruling, Omoaje will henceforth represent the Action Alliance in the matter.

The court also ruled that all documents relating to the case should be served Omoaje who will henceforth represent the party in the suit.

Udeze had approached the court to seek an order preventing the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu from contesting the 2023 presidential election.

Joined in the suit are the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Kashim Shetima.

The case was thereafter adjourned to 6th December, 2022.

Court strikes out Udeze’s case against INEC, NNPP

COURT STRIKES OUT UDEZE’S CASE AGAINST INEC, NNPP


A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has struck out the case instituted by one Mr Kenneth Udeze on behalf of the Action Alliance (AA) against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) and its Presidential candidate, Senator Rabiu Kwakwanso.

Udeze had sought for an order of the court to disqualify Kwakwanso from contesting the 2023 Presidential election.

In the suit FHC/ABJ/CS/1154/2022 the plaintiff had on behalf of the Action Alliance asked for an order of the court to disqualify Kwakwanso.and his running mate, Pastor Isaac Idahosa from contesting.

However, Justice Emeka Nwite who presided over the court discountenanced the matter on the ground that Udeze had since 2019 been suspended and subsequently expelled from the party.

The party’s National Think Thank committee, which is the highest ruling organ of the party had suspended and subsequently expelled Udeze for various offences.

The court therefore declared that Udeze has no right to institute any litigation on behalf of the party, having been formally suspended and expelled.

Justice Nwite reiterated that the authentic national chairman of the Action Alliance is Hon Adekunle Rufai Omoaje, going by the facts and documents before the court.

He also ruled that all documents relating to the matter should be served Omoaje who will henceforth represent the party in the suit.

He thereafter adjourned the case to 29th November, 2022.