Rev. Bunmi Jenyo commiserates with Adebutus over death of Chief Mrs Caroline

CONDOLENCE MESSAGE

I convey the sincere and heartfelt condolences of myself and family to the family of the PDP governorship candidate in Ogun State, Hon. (Dr.) Oladipupo Adebutu on the demise of his biological mother, Chief (Mrs.) Caroline Adebutu Kessington who breathed her last, Saturday at the ripe age of 80.

No doubt, Chief Adebutu Kessington ‘s wife has come, saw and conquered. She, till her death, was a dutiful wife and mother who raised proud children, among whom is Hon. (Dr.) Oladipupo Adebutu.

Diligently, she served GOD to the best of her ability and contributed immensely to the service of humanity, during her lifetime.

May GOD rest her soul in paradise till the resurrection morning when we shall all meet to part no more and give his immediate family and loved ones the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss, AMEN.

My Condolences once again!!!

Signed:
Reverend ‘Bunmi Jenyo (JP)
PDP Osun State, Nigeria.
22/01/2023

Payback time for Hon. Wole Oke (BOO)

PAY BACK TIME FOR BOO
The saying goes that he who pours water on his path will for sure step on wet ground. This aphorism fits well into the description of the activities of Hon. Busayo Oluwole Oke (BOO) in Obokun/ Oriade federal constituency.
Hon. Oke unarguably is a blessing to Obokun/ Oriade, Ijesaland and indeed Osun State in general. since his election into the National Assembly 2003, the legislator has proven himself to be a man of the people whose major interest is in the educational advancement of the youth, empowerment of women and progress for our men.
While many of his contemporaries are at the recesses of their hotels or legislative quarters, Honorable Oke is at work ruminating and reflecting on how to bring back pro-masses programmes and projects to his constituency.
Little wonder why he is many kilometers far away, leading his peers in the area of influencing development projects to his constituency. The list is almost limitless and inexhaustible some of them are: Airforce Safety Institute, Ipetu Ijesa, expansion of Esa Odo water dam, Armed forces physical Training Institute, Esa Oke, Armed forces Games village Esa Oke, proposed federal college of agriculture and cooperative studies, Ijebu-jesa, police post Ilowa and Olumirin waterfal recreation centre.
The lawmaker has been offering commendable efforts in the payments of WASCE and JAMB forms for the students in his consistency. As a corollary, Hon Oke admirably encouraged and sponsored vocational studies among the youths. His firm belief is that 100percent literacy is achievable with sincere purpose and enabling environment for our youths.
Many of those young ones who have benefited from this laudable programmes are doing well all over the place. They are now independet and job creators instead of Job seekers. They are living modest and good Life.
In one of the recent interviews of Honorable Oke with the press, he said that his aim is to ensure that thuggery and hooliganism are aliens to Obokun and Oriade federal constituency. Since then, the development has brought positive changes in his area.
The above-mentioned achievements are just tips of the iceberg and you wonder how best the beneficiaries and their people can appreciate theis great achiever called Dr. Wole Oke!
The coming election in few weeks offers an opportunity to demonstrate the undiluted love for this legend by massively voting for him on 25-02-2023. It is a pay back period. BOO’s victory is our victory. Let us all rally around him. He wins, we all win.
Yemi Giwa Esq.

Obokun/Oriade 2023: How Seun Odofin deceived us for his nomination – APC leaders

OBOKUN/ORIADE 2023: HOW SEUN ODOFIN DECEIVED US FOR HIS NOMINATION

*We never knew he is a fake lawyer – APC leaders
*As group berates Odofin’s candidature, says it is ridiculous for Obokun/Oriade to be led by a School Cert Holder

Following the revelations behind the credentials of the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for the Obokun/Oriade Federal Constituency in the Green Chamber, Mr Seun Odofin, the leadership of APC in the constituency have lamented that Seun Odofin deceived them to his candidature as he pretended that he was a qualified Lawyer, not knowing that he is an Ordinary School certificate holder.
Two leaders of the APC in Ijebu-Jesa, Mr Olu Ojo and Ade Adedire said “we never knew that he is a fake lawyer”, lamenting that there were other credible aspirants in academia, engineering and other well certified personnels whom we could have adopted than a mere school certificate failed holder.
Meanwhile, a non-governmental, but socio-political organisation in the constituency, Obokun Visionary Group (OVG) has berated the qualification of the APC candidate, saying how could a semi-illiterate represent our constituency?
A school certificate holder doesn’t have anything to offer us, he won’t have anything to contribute at the sittings in the National Assembly. It will be a disgrace to us. That is unaccepted, and we shall ensure that our people are enlightened on this”, said Mr . Kolawole, the Coordinator of the group

It would be recalled that sometimes in June last year, 2022, political parties held primary elections to sieve their aspirants in order to pick whoever they believed would paddle their canoe to the harbour of success, the PDP it it’s wisdom opined that the only credible candidate who can click the mantle is the incumbent Lawmaker, representing the constituency at the national assembly, Hon. Busayo Oluwole Oke (BOO), whom they believed had served the people delegently, but not tired in the service of the people.
Hundreds of the constituents from the two local governments, Obokun and Oriade thronged his Esa-Oke home to beg him to please return to the green chamber to continue his good deeds. As a result of the spirit of patriotism in him, he enthused that the best he could was to serve heed the clarion call of the people to continue his service to the people. He gladly accepted and took cling the ticket.
The PDP thus said returning Him Wole Oke, a man of many parts; Accountant, Lawyer and Entrepreneurer would be the best for them. Hon Busayo Oluwole Oke (BOO), the incumbent Lawmaker, representing the constituency, who is also the Chairman Public Accounts Committee, serving, serving out his 4th Term in the Green Chamber . The Party reasoned that should PDP win the majority of Seats in the 10th Assembly, Hon Wole Oke may emerge the Speaker of the House . PDP was very clear in this respect .

The APC on the other hand paraded best of hands ranging from Prof. Dayo Akinmoladun , Prince Thomas Ogungbangbe American based Dr Desmond Ojumu and a certified chemical Engineer, Engr Femi Akosile , who have been cris -crossing the length and breath of Obokun/ Oriade before the primary election.

Suddenly, the music changed as a complete stranger named Seun Odofin emerged, a semi-illiterate with no credible certificate, someone who has never associated himself with the Constituency before the time he came to bury his late mother in 2021 in Ijebu Jesa . He deceived the APC political leaders who were not even from Oriade Local Government, people like immediate past Commissioner for works in Osun State , Remi Omowaye and Hon Jibola Famurewa who used their closeness to the outgone Governor Alh Gboyega Oyetola along with the active support of Hon Taiwo Oluga, the lady who hates Hon Wole Oke with passion to get Seun Odofin the APC ticket . Seun also used his closeness to the Speaker of The House of Representatives, Rt Hon Femi Gbajabiamila to deceive the Party leaders to get the ticket.
Now the die is cast . Whom does Seun Odofin knows in Obokun/ Oriade ? What is Seun political pedigree ? Seun Odofin had lied to the APC Party Leaders and Members that he is a Lawyer, even with his failed secondary school certificate, boasting that he has what it takes to tackle the incumbent Hon Oluwole Oke, the political Oracle of Obokun/ Oriade, who is known for his mastery of political arrangements of Ijesa North. The Party Leaders were shocked to discover that Seun Odofin only possesses a WASC Certificate at age 52 and currently begging the Aspirants who were denied the ticket even when he came distant 5th at the primary.
The Electorate of the Constituency are poised to choose between relatively unknown Seun Odofin whose major strength is coming from one of the major towns in the constituency, Ijebu Jesa and Hon Oluwole Oke a very educated professional with huge experience and financial net works .
Who wins the election come 25Th Feb , 2023 ?
Will Ijesa North people consider a school certificate failed holder or an Accountant, Lawyer and Business Magnate, Busayo Oluwole Oke. Your Guess is as good as mine .
Congratulations to Boo

Continue to wax stronger as you ride the horse to the green chamber again

Adeoye Kazeem emerges NAOSS National President

ADEOYE KAZEEM EMERGES NAOSS NATIONAL PRESIDENT

By Great Emperor Oladayo

A former Vice President of the National Association of Osun State (NAOSS), Comrade Adeoye Kazeem popularly known as “Kay-Cee), has emerged victorious at the just concluded NAOSS election.

The indigenous students election was held at the NUJ Press Centre, Osogbo the State capital of Osun State where 55 out of 61 delegates across the 30 local governments including the area office cast their votes to elect President, Vice President 1,2, 3, General Secretary, PRO 1,2,3, Welfare Director 1 and 2, Sport Director, Financial Secretary, AGS, Treasurer and Social Director respectively.

The newly elected president who is a student of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, emerged winner with a total votes of 49 against his two opponents, Comrade Abdullahi Abayomi Adeyemo (Triple A) who scored 2 votes and Comrade Akinyemi Mubarak Kehinde (Kay Bright) who got 1 vote.

The Electoral Chairman, Comrade Timothy Opeyemi Oyeleke (Luggard), who spoke in the company of other electoral committee members, however, pointed out that the process was free, fair, credible, transparent and a reflection of Osun students nationwide.

The students election was peaceful as security personnel were deployed to all strategic places and the collation centre for the election. The inauguration and swearing-in ceremony of the newly elected NAOSS national executives is expected to hold by January, 2023.

Court reaffirms Omoaje as Action Alliance National chairman

COURT REAFFIRMS OMOAJE AS ACTION ALLIANCE NATIONAL CHAIRMAN

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Thursday reaffirmed Dr Adekunle Rufai Omoaje as the authentic National chairman of the Action Alliance (AA).

Recalled that the same court had earlier ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to recognize Omoaje as the national chairman of the AA and give recognition to all the names of candidates he submitted for various elective positions in the 2023 general elections.

The court also ordered INEC to paste the names of the candidates submitted by Omoaje in all its offices and also post the names on its website.

Not comfortable with the court rulings, an expelled member of the party, Mr Kenneth Udeze approached the Federal High Court, Abuja to upturn the rulings.

But the court held that Udeze, having been expelled from the party lacks the right to institute any suit against the party or its leaders.

In her ruling, Justice Zanab Abubakar upheld the rulings of the Federal High Courts sitting in Abuja and Abeokuta which gave recognition to Omoaje as the national chairman of the party.

The court also held that it lacks the power to upturn the ruling of the Appeal Court which had upheld the expulsion of Udeze from the party, a decision yet to be challenged by him (Udeze).

Citing various authorities, Justice Abubakar declared that Udeze is not a member of the Action Alliance and therefore has no moral or legal justification to challenge whatever is done in the party.

She further directed the INEC to recognize Omoaje as the national chairman of the party and as well recognize all candidates submitted by him by publishing their names on the INEC website and pasting same in all their offices.

Reacting to the court ruling, the national chairman of the party, Dr Adekunle Rufai Omoaje hailed the judgment and urged INEC to obey court orders.

He enjoined INEC to respect the rule of law and prevent any action capable of jeopardizing the 2023 general elections.

“INEC plans to jeopardize 2023 polls”, Action Alliance National chairman alleges

“INEC PLANS TO JEOPARDIZE 2023 POLLS”, ACTION ALLIANCE NATIONAL CHAIRMAN ALLEGES


National chairman of the Action Alliance (AA), Dr Adekunle Rufai Omoaje has taken a swipe at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over what he described as the commission’s flagrant disobedience to court judgment, saying that the commission was bent at jeopardizing the 2023 general election through its actions.

Omoaje while featuring on a live television programme chastised the electoral body for disobeying many court rulings that ordered it to recognize the candidates he (Omoaje) presented for various political positions in the 2023 general elections.

He cited the judgment of a Federal High Court, Abuja and those of the Ogun State High Court sitting in Abeokuta and the Abuja division of the Court of Appeal which all ordered INEC to publish the names of candidates submitted by him on its website and also paste same in all its offices.

Omoaje lamented that the action of INEC was capable of jeopardizing the forthcoming general elections, stressing that the election may not hold should INEC fails to respect the court orders.

The AA National chairman said INEC has not given any reason why it fails to obey all the judgment delivered in his favour by the courts, despite being represented in the courts that delivered the judgment and adequately served the court judgment.

He said the ongoing political campaigns by the presidential candidates of various political parties and others contesting other positions in the 2023 general elections may be an exercise in futility as the party would challenge the conduct of the election.

Omoaje informed that there was no faction in the party as Mr Kenneth Udeze who claimed to be a factional national chairman of the party had long been suspended and subsequently expelled from the party.

He declared that the Action Alliance is one under his leadership and various court judgment also affirmed his position with INEC fully aware of the development.

He said INEC was well represented at the meetings where Udeze was suspended and expelled, adding that INEC should respect court judgment for it to earn the respect of the masses ahead of the next year’s general elections.

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.