Ilaje Development Summit Group congratulates Akeredolu, Aiyedatiwa on re-election

Oluwarotimi Akeredolu

…  calls for urgent focus on the development of Ilaje land by the government

THE Ilaje Development Summit Group, IDSG, has congratulated Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, governor of Ondo State, and Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa, his deputy-elect, on their outstanding success at the October 10, governorship election in Ondo State.

This represents a clear statement of trust by the people of Ondo State and a reflection of the sound judgement in the selection of Lucky Aiyedatiwa (a distinguished Ilaje son) as running mate, IDSG said in a press release made available to Realnews on Wednesday, October 14.

“From the results of the election, Ilaje Local Government produced the second-highest number of votes after Owo (the Governor’s home LG) to procure victory for the Governor and his Deputy-elect. This is a strong indication of the unanimous support of Ilaje people for the incoming administration, which will now have an Ilaje as Deputy Governor for the first time in the 44-year history of Ondo State.

“As we look forward to the inauguration of this second term of the administration, we call for a genuine and urgent focus on Ilaje for sustainable development in neglected infrastructures and other key areas such as health, education, economy, electricity, etc. in fulfilment of the election promises and in alignment with the aspiration of our people. With the longest coastline in Nigeria, Ilaje Local Government offers an incredible opportunity for coastal economy and is poised to be the mainstay of Ondo State economy as well as a strategic boost to the larger Nigerian economy,” it said in a release signed by Reverend Sola Adebawo, IDSG executive administrator.

Realnews reports that before the October 10, governorship election, IDSG convened the first of its kind Ilaje Global Townhall in Igbokoda, where traditional and religious leaders, women, and youths across all the kingdoms of Ilaje land spoke with one voice in forging support for the candidature of Governor Akeredolu and Aiyedatiwa.

IDSG and Ilaje people are positioned to support this administration in its efforts to develop Ondo State with a strategic focus on Ilaje land, Adebawo said.


IDSG is a citizen-led initiative to engineer coordinated sustainable development of Ilaje land through participatory partnership, strategic planning and stakeholder engagement. We offer sustainable solutions to strategic governance problems. Though neither apolitical nor irreligious, IDSG is an inclusive organization with no exclusive political or religious affiliation. The organization is made up of the most accomplished Ilaje sons and daughters in Nigeria and in different countries around the world; and with strong roots in Ilaje communities. It parades some of the finest minds in Ilaje land.


Oct 15, 2020 @ 13:10 GMT

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