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 State Political Parties Sign Peace Accord

peace accordPolitical parties and their candidates to various political offices have signed a peace accord hinged on the need for peace and order to reign supreme before, during and after the general elections to ensure a violence free general elections in Ogun State, south-west Nigeria.

Directing the affairs at the event held at the State Headquarters of the Police Command, the State Commissioner of Police (CP) Valentine Ntomchukwu read the riot act to erring political parties and their supporters saying it would not shy away from wielding the big stick against any act of violence

Political parties and their supporters who attended the peace accord signing also promised to abide by the laid down rules and regulations guiding peaceful conduct of the polls

The State Commissioner of Police said that Ogun State currently seemed to be enjoying relative peace as political parties and politicians do their acts to woo more voting public for eventual victory at the polls but there is the need to sustain the tempo and this signing of the peace accord by politicians may not be out of place after all.

One after another, candidates and representatives of political parties before police officials and other service chiefs took their turn to append their signature in what seemed an article of faith for a peaceful electioneering, before, during and after the elections.

Issues were raised by members of political parties as regards observed potential development that could trigger off violence among political parties as some parties alleged destruction of their candidate, posters and bill boards, a situation the CP said would not be treated with kid gloves.

The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr Taiwo Adeoluwa, who represented the State Governor, Sen Ibikunle Amosun, however, seized the opportunity to pledge the support of the State government to ensure peaceful and violence free general elections.

Aside the promises made, it is expected that stakeholders must jealously abide by the terms and conditions of this accord.

Ogun State Has Created 100, 000 Jobs Through SMEs – Commissioner

amosunThe Ogun State Government says it has created about 100, 000 jobs through the Joint Revolving Loans for Small, Medium Scale Enterprises by the bank of industry and the State government in the last 40 months.

The State Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Mr Bimbo Ashiru, made the disclosure in Abeokuta, the State capital during a retreat organized for senior management staff of the ministry on the promotion of Industrialization in Ogun State.

He also said the industrial drive of the administration has continued to yield positive results as 57 companies had opened businesses in the State .

The one day retreat brought together senior managers in the ministry comprising directors,field officers and those considered as the egg heads of the ministry with the aim of critically assessing the past and chart a new course for the achievement and realization of the 2015 budget target of the ministry.

Urging the staff of the ministry on modalities on how best to achieve the target, the commissioner said that the many initiatives put in place by the State government had been yielding positive results in the areas of job creation and industrialization .

The ministry also said that it was considering the solid mineral resources management to boost revenue generation to the coffers of government for more developmental projects.