Rev. Bunmi Jenyo mourns Chief Bayo Ajeigbe, describes his death as sudden, shocking


A former Zonal Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Rev. Bunmi Jenyo has described the death of Chief Bayo Ajeigbe (Baba Gomina) as a sudden and shocking end of an era in the history of the party in Osun State.

Chief Ajeigbe’s death was announced on Sunday afternoon in less than a day he attended a social function in Ila-Orangun on Saturday, without any sign of illness or weakness.

According to the Ila-Orangun born politician, Rev. Jenyo who x-rayed the leadership qualities and giant strides of the deceased, maintained that his immediate family, the PDP, Osun State and humanity in general will miss the great leader, who dedicated his own life to a selfless service to mankind.

Rev. Jenyo however took solace GOD for a life well-spent, commitment, dexterity and integrity of the deceased which he said would open the gates of Paradise for him at the resurrection day.

“What a shocking and sudden demise of a great leader, elder and father in the Osun PDP. His contribution towards the electoral victory of the Governor-elect, Sen. Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke, progress of Osun State and development of humanity cannot be underestimated” Rev. Jenyo said.

According to him “Our consolation however is in the fact that Baba Gomina lived well and fulfilled, being an exemplary, consistent, dogged and passionate leader and father to all. We will surely and sorely miss him. Adieu, Chief Ajeigbe”.

He prayed for the repose of his soul “may GOD rest his soul until the resurrection morning when we all shall meet to part no more, AMEN “.

Hon Oluwole Oke mourns Osun PDP chieftain, Chief Bayo Ajeigbe, says he was an exemplary Party Leader.


The lawmaker representing Ijesa North Federal Constituency in the 9th Assembly, Hon. Busayo Oluwole Oke has described Chief Adebayo Ajeigbe as an exemplary political leader whose fatherly role will create a great vacuum in the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Hon. Oke said “his death was a rude shock and least expected, especially when his wealth of experience, knowledge and wisdom were most needed.

“The gentleman was a guest at the 40th day Fidau prayer for the former Inspector General of Police, Mr. Tafa Balogun in Ila on Saturday, full of life, cheerful and animated.

“I lack words to express my grief over the passing to glory of one of our Party Chieftains, Chief Bayo Ajeigbe popularly known as Baba Gomina.”

In his statement at his Abuja residence, Hon. Oke described Baba Ajeigbe as a committed party man, an elder statesman whose exemplary leadership style has touched many lives without leaving a space for doubt in our hearts.
“He was a man of peace, he would always preach peace and find a way of settling rifts and rancour. A dogged apostle of truth, love and unity, deep in culture and traditions of Yoruba. He was endowed with uncommon wisdom and knowledge which he used to mentor the who cast their political tutelage under his political school. He will forever be remembered for being a bridge builder, a solution provider and a dogged fighter.

“Indeed, there is no doubt PDP Family has lost one of its committed leaders to the cold hands of death.”

Hon. Oke took solace in God for the life well spent by the Ororuwo, Boripe born High Chief, saying “his imperishable foot prints and legacies would remain indelible in the annals of political history in Osun. He prayed that God would give his family and the state Peoples Democratic Party the fortitude to bear the loss.

Atiba University students holds health campaign on malaria, HIV/AIDS in Oyo


The students of Atiba University Oyo, Nigeria Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Public Health on Thursday stormed host community with a massive campaign on malaria, HIV/AIDS prevention and medical check-up.

In his welcome address, the founder of the school, Dr. James Adesokan Ojebode who expressed satisfaction, charged the students to know what health entails and their roles to the community.

Also, the Vice Chancellor (VC) of the school, Prof. Olawale Okeniyi advised the students to remain determined and focused in their lines of duty.

During the exercise, the Director of Consultancy Unit, Atiba University, Prof. Babalola maintained that almost forty years ago when the first case of HIV was reported, marked the beginning of a devastating global pandemic.

According to him, the disease has killed 39 million people and caused untold pain, stigma and discrimination among the people.

The students of Atiba University, moved round Oyo town from one street to the other, offering services to the populace.

The people of the community were also invited to the school premises for the HIV test, and advice was given to them on the need to abstain from multiple sex partners and that people should know their HIV status.

The coordinator of the programme, Mr Adeleke Morenikeji said both viruses always target the weak in our society, preying on vulnerable groups and amplifying inequalities.

He also said that global solidarity and innovation were key to overcoming the worst of the HIV pandemic.

Similarly, collaboration and science offer the best path out of the current crisis.
And both have a profound impact on mental health around the world.

Action Alliance dissociates self from CUPP’s allegations against INEC, APC


The Action Alliance (AA) has dissociated itself from the allegation made against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) by the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) that INEC has perfected plans to rig the 2023 general election in favour of the APC.

The CUPP had at a press conference raised the alarm that INEC and APC are making moves to rig the election.

At the press conference, one Kenneth Udeze represented the AA.

But in its reaction, the party described Udeze as a frustrated politician who is seeking for relevance, having being expelled from the party.

The National chairman of the party, Hon Adekunle Rufai Omoaje in a statement issued on Thursday said the AA has nothing against INEC as erroneously claimed by the CUPP, saying that the leadership of the party has its ways of addressing sundry issues bothering on fundamental issues.

Omoaje said Udeze and his co-travellers are on their own and have no right to represent the party at any level, having being expelled from the party long time ago.

He said ‘I Hon Adekunle Rufai Omoaje is the only authentic and recognized national chairman of the Action Alliance and by virtue of that, I am to represent the party at any level on any issue that affect the party.

“Kenneth Udeze who represented the AA at the so called Press conference is not known to the party. He’s not our member and so, he has no moral justification to represent the party or speak on behalf of the AA. He was expelled many years ago and his expulsion still subsists till date. He’s therefore an impersonator,” he added.

The AA national Chairman maintained that the party is an organized one that gives preference to due process in all its activities.

He reaffirmed the confidence of the party in the Prof. Mahmud Yakub led INEC, stating that “we have our matured way of addressing issues if we have any with INEC. We have channels through which we make our grievances known to INEC as well.”

Traditional ruler, Political associates celebrate MOSHADEK at 63

Associates of the House of Representatives candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Ifelodun/Boripe/Odo-otin federal constituency, Chief Moshood Adekunle Oluawo have rejoiced with the ace politician on the occasion of his 63rd birthday.

Also, the Eburu of Iba, Oba (Prof) Adekunle Adeogun Okunoye Oyedeji 11 has hailed Oluawo on the feat attained in the last 63 years, describing the astute politician who is also the Apesin of Iba land as a blessing to humanity.

Oluawo, popularly called De MOSHADEK turned 63 on Friday and the birthday was celebrated low key with an early morning prayer organized by his associates at his private residence in Ikirun, headquarters of Ifelodun Local Government Area of Osun State.

Islamic clerics who prayed at the prayer session lauded the philanthropic gesture of Oluawo and counseled him to continue with his philanthropic gesture as there are rewards for such.

The clerics prayed for long life and good health for Oluawo and encouraged him to continue with his contributions to humanity.

Also, political associates of Oluawo including the caretaker chairmen of Ifelodun North Local Council Development Authority, Eweta and that of Ifelodun North Area Office, Hon Adeniyi Olaniyan and Princess Fausat Atoba respectively lauded the contributions of Oluawo to their political achievements.

The duo appreciated Oluawo for being a fearless politician, a thorough bread, administrator and a brave leader who detest cheating.

They urged the people of the Ifelodun/Boripe/ Odo-otin federal constituency to support Oluawo in his desire to represent the consistency in the House of Representatives.

Others who spoke glowingly about Oluawo included the Councilor representing ward 02, Ifelodun Local Government Area, Hon Odedele Iyabo, the Councilor ward 07, Hon Razaq Lowoori and that of ward ward 03, Hon Kilani Olayinka.

They all attributed their success in politics to the support given to them by Oluawo.

Akire of Ikire-Ile mourns Tafa Balogun


The Akire of Ikire-Ile in Olaoluwa Local Government Area of Osun State Ọba AbdulAzeez Olatunbosun Adebamiji has mourned the demise of former Inspector General of Police, Mr Tafa Balogun.

The monarch who extolled the virtues of the late Police boss, commiserated with the Orangun of Ila, Oba Wahab Oyedotun Bibire and the people of Ila on the death of the former IGP.

He said the late Polie chief assisted many while on earth, saying that those who came across him during his sojourn on earth.

His words “I was never privileged to meet Tafa Balogun one on one before his demise, but by virtue of living in Ila-Orangun and interacting with his people for more than a decade, I can attest to his sterling qualities of humility, generosity and undiluted commitment to community development.

“Mustafa Adebayo Balogun rose to the position of Inspector General of Police (IGP) and was never power intoxicated. Despite his position or rank in the Nigeria Police Force, he was amiable and respectful. Tafa Balogun was a foremost son of Igbomina that is fantastically generous.

“This is evident in so many testimonies of the people of Ila-Orangun on how he impacted positively in their lives. He assisted quite a good number of sons and daughters of Ila-Orangun to secure Federal government appointment particularly in the NPF, Military and other paramilitary agencies. His empowerment drive cuts across all categories of people irrespective of political or religious beliefs.

“The former IGP was a builder, not a destroyer! His commitment to community development propelled him to facilitate Police College to his hometown, Ila-Orangun. His immense contribution led to the completion of the new ultramodern Ila-Orangun Central Mosque.

“It is on record that the former IGP, Tafa Balogun supervised the dismantling of the dreaded Okija Shrine where disgruntled elements traded in human parts during the government of President Olusegun Obasanjo. He facilitated the promotion of quite a good number of Police officers in history and equally recruited the highest number of able bodied young men into the Nigeria Police Force.

“Tafa Balogun lived a purposeful life and will live forever in the hearts and minds of his people. Even his adversaries knew that he was a very nice person.

“I commiserate with the Alayeluwa Oba Wahab Kayode Oyedotun, Bibiire I, the Orangun of Ila-Orangun; the former Governor of Osun State, Chief Bisi Akande; the immediate and extended family of Tafa Balogun as well as the good people of Ila-Orangun on the transition of their illustrious son. May the Almighty Allâh give them the mental strength to bear the irreparable loss.

“I wish to meet with Tafa Balogun, not on the planet earth, but in Paradise (Al-Jannah)! He has his shortcomings, so does everyone of us. May Allâh, Subhânahu Wa Taa’la forgive his shortcomings, overlook his sins, reward him abundantly for his good deeds and grant him Al-Jannah Fridaouz,” he added.

Birthday anniversary: Akinleye extols Hon. Sunday Bisi’s leadership quality, says he’s political juggernaut


By Sunday Oguntuyi, Osogbo

A Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Chieftain in Osun state, Alhaji Kazeem Akinleye has described the Director General of Adeleke Campaign Organization and the Vice Chairman of Governor Elect, Ademola Adeleke transition committee, Hon. Sunday Bisi as a political juggernaut whose political pedigree could not be qualified just as he congratulate him on his birthday anniversary.

Akinleye in a congratulatory message issued and personally signed described the political sagacity of Hon. Sunday Bisi as one of the veritable tools that earned PDP resounding victory in the just concluded governorship election in the state.

According to him, Bisi has demonstrated his capacity and passion for good leadership , the result of which provided the governor elect, Senator Ademola Adeleke.

He described him as competent political guru whose charisma of effective communication skill, transparency, humility, emotional intelligence, accountability, creativity and innovation, empathy, delegation and empowerment entrenched in day to day runnings of the largest political party, PDP in the state.

He said, “As you celebrate the anniversary of your birth today, it is my prayers that your leadership will continue to unite the party and bring many more victories to its candidates in all future elections. I congratulate you once again and wish you long life and prosperity., Happy birthday to you sir, accept my heartfelt wishes from me and my family.

Action Alliance has no case against Tinubu, INEC – National chairman


National Chairman of the Action Alliance (AA), Hon Adekunle Rufai Omoaje has declared that the party has no case against the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, his running mate, Kazeem Shetima and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Specifically, Omoaje in a statement issued on Friday dispelled the news in a section of the media that the party has dragged Tinubu, Shetima and INEC before an Abuja High Court over alleged double nomination by the APC presidential candidate and his running mate.

He said the party under his leadership has not instituted any litigation against the APC presidential standard bearer or his running mate, saying that the news filtering in the social media and some online platforms were not known to him and his members.

Omoaje alleged that some disgruntled elements who had already been expelled by the party were behind the news with the aim of causing confusion and crisis.

“Our attention has been drawn to a news story in some online media platforms that the Action Alliance has instituted legal action against Tinubu, Shetima and INEC over alleged double nomination by Tinubu and Shetima.

“Nothing could be farther from the truth than this baseless and unfounded news, as such only exist in the anals of the minds of those behind it. For us in the Action Alliance, we didn’t institute any legal action against the APC presidential candidate or his running mate, neither do we contemplate such action.

“However, we suspect that some enemies of our party who have already been expelled from the party are behind the rumour, because that is their trade in stock. But we shall not allow them ruin the party or spoil its name and integrity,” Omoaje added

The AA leader noted that there was never a time the issue was raised or discussed at any level of the party, stressing that the party is focusing its attention on the forthcoming general elections and not on any other issue.

He reminded the public that Messrs Kenneth Udeze and James Vernibe who have always impersonated as National Chairman and Secretary of the party had since been expelled from the party and have no moral or legal right to either speak on behalf of the party or represent it at any level, let alone instituting any legal matter on behalf of the party.

He warned those fanning the ember of discord within the party to desist from such act or face the wrath of the law, as the leadership of the party would not hesitate to take legal actions on such individuals or elements either within or outside the party.

Hon. Wole Oke Congratulates Osun Governor-Elect, Senator Ademola Adeleke

The Lawmaker representing Obokun/Oriade Federal Constituency, Hon. Busayo Oluwole Oke has congratulated the Osun Governor-Elect in Saturday July 16 gubernatorial election, saying the victory was divine.

Hon. Oluwole Oke in a release he personally signed in his Esa-Oke home stated that the victory manifested the wish, endurance and doggedness of the good people of Osun.

He particularly thanked his Constituents in Obokun/Oriade Federal Constituency where the Governor-elect overwhelmly won.

Hon Oluwole Oke also commended the entire people of the state for determination to wage war against the abject poverty which the APC led government had meted on the people of the state.

The Lawmaker assured civil servants and retirees who had been grossly denied of their salaries, emoluments, gratuities, pensions, promotions and other benefits in the last 12 years in the state that their loss would be bountifully res

He also assured artisans, ,private business individuals in the state that the Governor-elect would make their welfare and socio-economic development of the his watcheords.

According to him, “This is a huge win. The mood today is against corruption, insecurity and for the restoration of the economy and the creation of jobs. This is where the party stands and I am happy that the electorate has read the situation correctly,” Oke said.

He also congratulated the PDP National Chairman Sen. Iyocha Ayu, the chairman of the campaign committee and all party faithful across Ijesa North and Nigeria at large for putting in their best and braving the odds to ensure a successful outing for the flag bearer.

The Honourable rejoiced with the people of Osun State who aligned with his own belief that Ademola, with his pedigree, possesses the qualities to transform the state into the Osun of their dreams.

“From the beginning, this election set out to be a different kind of election. The unity and resilience of the party was tested. I am happy we came out of this victorious,” he stated.

Hon Oke assured that “nobody would be witch hunted in the civil service, our dwindling education would be restored. In view of this, I urge inhabitants of the state to declare absolute support for the divinely elected president in his bids to rejuvenate and rebuild the state”, Hon Wole Oke said.

It would be recalled that Independent National Electoral Commission on Sunday declared Senator Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party as the winner of the Osun State governorship election held on Saturday.

The Chief Returning Officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Vice Chancellor of University of Lagos, Prof Oluwatoyin Temitayo Ogundipe announced Adeleke winner after polling 403,371 votes across the state.

Adeleke defeated the incumbent Governor Gboyega Oyetola of the ruling All Progressives Congress who polled 375,027 votes.
Ogundipe, under heavy security presence declared Adeleke as the Governor-elect.

Adeleke won 17 of the 30 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in the state. His closest rival, Oyetola, however, won in the remaining 13 LGAs.

Action Alliance has no case against Tinubu – Omoaje


The leadership of the Action Alliance (AA) has dispelled the alleged litigation instituted against the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, declaring that the party has nothing against Tinubu.

The National Chairman of the party, Hon. Adekunle Rufai Omoaje in a statement issued on Thursday said the APC presidential standard bearer has not committed any offence that will warrant court case against him by the party

He said “it has come to the notice of the leadership of Action Alliance that a suit was purportedly filed on behalf of the party at the Federal High Court, Abuja against the All Progressive Congress and its presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

“The matter said to be filed and deposed to by one Upkai Ukairo and one Kalu Agu has nothing to do with Action Alliance. As a matter of fact, both Upkai Ukairo and Kalu Agu are alien to the party and its leadership. They most probably are effigies or at best imaginary personalities,” he added.

Omoaje maintained that the party did not file any suit against Tinubu, just as he said that no member of the party could institute a case on behalf of the party without his knowledge.

“We advise the said respondents in the purported suit to disregard and discontainance the entire matter in its entirety as it did not emanate from my table as the National Chairman of the party neither was our legal desk in the know of such matter,” he stressed.

The AA National Chairman warned the populace to be wary of persons with questionable character with the intention to take advantage of them.

He said the leadership of the party is busy working to fulfill all legal documentation required by law to participate in the approaching Osun State gubernatorial election and the 2023 general elections.