Ondo State Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi has said on Sunday that he was the reason for why the All Progress Congress APC and Governor Rotimi Akeredolu was able to emerge the Governor and winner of the Ondo State gubernatorial election in 2016.
Deputy Governor Agboola Ajayi who has been at loggerheads with Governor Akeredolu, which led to his defection to the People’s Democratic Party PDP, has reacted to the statement by the Governor saying picking Agboola as his deputy was a wrong choice.
Akeredolu was said to have made the statement on Saturday at the meeting of the APC party delegates at Ese Odo Local Government Area.
The governor reportedly said despite the criticism and attack from various quarters alleging that Ajayi was his cousin, he felt he made a wrong choice.
However in a statement issued by his media aide, Tope Okeowo, the embattled deputy governor said such a statement from the governor could only come from a frustrated politician.
2. NAF Reveals Tolulope Arotile’s Killer, Hands Over Case To The Police
The Nigerian Air Force on Sunday, July 19th, made public the identity of the killer of Late Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile.
Ibikunle Daramola, the NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, disclosed the information at a just-concluded briefing in Abuja.
Daramola gave the name of Arotile’s ex-classmate who drove the vehicle that hit Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot as “Mr Nehemiah Adejoh”.
The NAF spokesperson also said the matter would be handed over to the Nigeria Police Force being a civil case.
3. Enugu records 115 new COVID-19 cases
The Enugu State government, on Sunday, announced 115 new cases of COVID-19 infection, bringing the total number in the state to 675.
The state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Ikechukwu Obi, stated this in a statement issued in Enugu.
He said that the confirmation of the new cases was contained in the update given by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
Obi explained that out of the 115 new cases, 35 were confirmed on July 17, with the remaining 80 confirmed on July 18.
4. NAF Reveals Face Of Person Who Killed Arotile, As New Details Emerge
The identity of the person who drove the car which killed Tolulope Arotile, Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot, has been revealed by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF).
Her death shocked many when it was announced by the air force.
She was alleged to have died in a freak accident on Wednesday, however, various personalities, groups and bodies have clamoured for an investigation into her death.
Due to this, the Nigerian Air Force commenced an investigation into her death
During her time of service, Arotile participated in major operations, especially against bandits.
At a briefing in Abuja on Sunday, Ibikunle Daramola, air force spokesman, gave the name of the person who drove the car that killed Arotile as Nehemiah Adejoh (pictured), an ex-classmate of the deceased.
According to him, Adejoh, a civilian, and two others were at the Nigerian Air Force base in Kaduna to visit the wife of a squadron leader.
5. US Presidency: Kanye West Commence Presidential Campaign
Kanye West has today commenced his Presidential campaign in South Carolina.
The event which kicked off at 5 pm, held at the Exquis Event Center in North Charleston and is “for registered guests only.”
A statement seen on ABC News, said all those who were present at the event were made to sign a COVID-19 liability release form, social distance, and wear a mask. West will also be holding a pre-rally press event.
He had earlier pleaded with his supporters in a tweet to sign up as he is looking to acquire signatures to get on the ballot in South Carolina.
He wrote: “Hi guys please sign up to put me on the ballot in South Carolina at any of these locations,” he wrote, sharing a list of locations. “You can also sign up at the website kanye2020.country.”
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