Connect with us

General news

Ondo 2020: Jimoh Ibrahim pledges to work for Akeredolu’s re-election



Ondo 2020: Jimoh Ibrahim pledges to work for Akeredolu’s re-election

Business mogul and politician, Mr Jimoh Ibrahim, says  he will be strategically involved in the re-election of Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State.

Ibrahim gave the assurance on Sunday at Igbotako, Okitipupa Local Government Area , while playing host to All Progressives Congress (APC) Youth Leaders in the state and South-West Zone who sought  his support for Akeredolu.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Ondo State governorship election will hold on Oct. 10.

Ibrahim described Akeredolu as a politician with good pedigree and reputation who had implemented laudable policies and projects, especially in the area of industrialisation and infrastructural development.

He urged the youth leaders to mobilise themselves in a well coordinated manner so as to secure victory for the incumbent governor.

“I admire the governor so much because he meant good for the people of the state through his implementation of laudable policies and projects especially in the area of industrialisation and infrastructural development.

“We need to be strategically engaged to get him re- elected and whatever is possible to support him, I will surely do,” Ibrahim said.

Mr Muyiwa Ogunyemi, the Senior Special Assistant to Gov. Akeredolu on Youths and Students Affairs, who spoke on behalf of the delegation, commended Ibrahim for his accomplishments in business at a tender age.

He also commended him for his support and contributions to the state government, especially the N40 million donation during the peak period of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ogunyemi, however, urged him to officially join the APC, saying that his ideas, intellect and vision would be needed for the overall development of the party and state.

Mr Abayomi Adesanya, the Caretaker Chairman of Okitipupa Local Government Area, thanked Ibrahim for his support to the present government even when he had not officially joined the ruling APC in the state.

He also applauded the efforts and initiative he  deployed in establishing his University of Fortune aimed at promoting the economy of the southern district and the state at large.

“I believe this university project will improve the economy of the southern district and the state at large when completed,” Adesanya said.

Among other members of the delegation Bolaji Repete and Lawal Kolade, the Deputy National Youth Leader and South-West Youth Leader of APC respectively.

NAN recalls that the 18 local council Chairmen in the state led by Adesanya had visited Ibrahim recently seeking his formal defection to APC and his support for Akeredolu’s re-election.

Edited By: Chioma Ugboma/Mufutau Ojo) (NAN)

Aderemi Bamgbose: is a graduate and a professionally trained journalist, with experience in national news reporting/editing and verification at the News Agency of Nigeria. NNN is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. Our journalists are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and they strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor[at]

Edo polls: U.S expresses worry over deteriorating political climate, security interference 2020: China interfering against Trump, Russia against Biden — report NOSDRA, Agip investigate oil leak at Azuzuama, Bayelsa Environmental group urges African governments to rise against COVID-19, Climate and Health crises Police arrest suspects for criminal offenses, kill 1 in Niger Chelsea’s Kante ruled fit against Bayern-Lampard Gattuso says his Napoli are not just about grit and growls UCL: Ronaldo brace not enough as Olympique Lyon knock out Juventus UCL:Man City eliminate Real Madrid after Varane nightmare Resumption: Kogi govt. tasks heads of schools on conducive environment Kano Varsity promotes 17 lecturers to professors, associate professors KEKE Senior Grammar School, others excel in Y2020 Goveŕnors quiz competition Maximising the benefits of breastfeeding during COVID-19 pandemic Ministries of Defence, Enviroment to synergise on protection of N’Delta environment Sanwo-Olu pledges to revitalise agric sector SUNU Assurances declares N1.2bn profit Kogi acting CJ pledges to sustain late Ajanah’s legacies Abia stakeholders pass vote of no confidence in Rep. Nkole over alleged poor performance Edo election: Security council condemns violence – Obaseki, CP PDP governors’ forum urges security agencies to re-strategise to curb insecurity Commissioner decries parents’ attitude over students lateness to schools in Delta GLEIF reaffirms CSCS as sole local operating unit Buhari greets Labour Minister, Chris Ngige at 68 Women groups rally support for Obaseki, Speaker in Edo Kano traffic agency bans long vehicles from offloading goods during the day Flood destroys 110 houses in Zamfara Kaduna attacks: Sen Sani urges concerted efforts by govt, security agencies Flooding: NEMA urges Jalingo residents to avoid settlement along riverine areas Zamfara APC Crisis: Court dissolves Zamfara executives, orders fresh congresses NBBF mourns former D’Tigers invitee, Ojo Adamawa Assembly approves Gov. Fintiri’s N550m Agric loan  ACF urges FG to tackle killings, insecurity in southern Kaduna Insecurity: Umahi advises Buhari to retain service chiefs Man, 27, drowns in Kano pond COVID-19 : EKSG introduces tax relief, incentives for businesses Apapa congestion : NUPENG directs tanker drivers to suspend services in Lagos Buhari to inaugurate NCDMB’s 17-storey hqtrs Aug. 13 VP Osinbajo wants deepening of PPP for infrastructure development   COVID-19: UN’s Deputy Secretary-General urges solidarity among countries  Gombe State Govt begins fumigation of 2,021 schools ahead of  reopening Ministry of Communications wins FG’s 2020 innovation competition prizes COVID-19: World Bank approves $114.28 m for Nigeria NSE: Trading sustains bullish trend, rises 0.45% PGF DG tasks APC Campaign Council on Edo governorship election Chinese court sentences another Canadian to death for drugs Obaseki celebrates Daisy Danjuma at 68 AU body advises FG on holistic approach in fights against corruption Experts urge mothers to embrace exclusive breastfeeding Osinbajo urges private sector to play key role in averting recession Rainy season: FRSC warns drivers against worn out tyres