APC Rejects Ogun East National Assembly Results

ogun stateThe Ogun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says it is challenging the results of the Ogun East Senatorial Districts and that of the two Federal Constituencies in Ijebu North, Ijebu East, and Ogun Waterside.

The party further said the election was characterised by massive irregularities.

The position of the party was made known by the Deputy Director of the APC governorship campaign organisation, Mr Bisi Adegbuyi, on Monday, at a press briefing held at the party’s secretariat, located along the Abiola way in Abeokuta, the State capital.

Mr Adegbuyi said that, the election was not the reflection of the wishes of the people of the area, the party also alleged that the process was marred by inducement of voters, manipulation and falsification of results

The party has, however, asked its numerous members across the State to remain calm while the party seeks judicial process to address its complaints.

Ogun Approves Establishment Of Two Additional Farm Estates

The Ogun State Government has approved the establishment of two additional Model Farm Estates, to be situated in Ogun-East and Ogun West senatorial districts of the State.

When on stream, the estates alongside the Owowo Farm Estate which is already in existence would provide employment to over 300 participants and offer indirect employment to about 2000, working on different aspect of farming, including egg production, fresh and smoked fish production, arable crops, orchard, fruits and vegetable.

The State Commissioner for Agriculture, Mrs. Ronke Sokefun stated this at the roll – out of Growth Enhancement Support (G.E.S) programme for Cocoa  farmers held at CAN Secretariat, in Ijebu-East Local Government of the State.

The Commissioner also disclosed that the first phase of the Model Farm Estate in the Ogun Central Senatorial District, situated in Owowo near Abeokuta would contain 50 units of one-bedroom apartment with necessary conveniences with each of the buildings having an attachment of fish tanks, a poultry pen and small holder irrigation for arable crops along with 200 hectares of arable land.

Mrs. Sokefun therefore used the opportunity to reiterate government’s commitment to boost agricultural production and improve the livelihood of all stakeholders, warning farmers to desist from destroying the State forest trees in government reserves on the pretence of planting or replacing them with cocoa tree as government would not fold its arms see its forest destroyed.