Discrimination should not exist in Ondo– Aiyedatiwa

By Adedotun Ajayi

Ondo State Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, has emphasized Nigeria’s collective identity and call for non-discrimination, stressing the absence of bias against any ethnic group within the state.

This assertion of inclusiveness was made during a meeting held on Tuesday at the Cocoa Conference Hall within the governor’s office complex in Alagbaka, where the non-indigenes in Ondo State came forward to endorse Lucky Aiyedatiwa as their candidate for the upcoming gubernatorial election.

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Aiyedatiwa while appreciating the peaceful coexistence of the various tribes in the state said his administration would not relent in providing adequate security and enabling environment for them to thrive in their respective businesses.

Aiyedatiwa said “We are all Nigerians with the freedom to reside anywhere, provided we abide by the law. We are governed by the same set of laws, and discrimination has no place in our society. We stand united as one Nigeria, and every law in Ondo State is designed to enhance the welfare of its people.

“As a government, we are committed to ensuring the security and welfare of our people, enabling them to lead fulfilling lives. Your well-being is our top priority”

Acknowledging the endorsement, and appreciation of love, Aiyedatiwa expressed gratitude and reassured the communities of his unwavering dedication to their interests.

He reiterated the importance of unity among all Nigerians, regardless of ethnic backgrounds, reaffirming Ondo State’s status as a welcoming home for all residents.

“Ondo state is a state where all Nigerians can freely reside and thrive, Nigeria is for everyone” Aiyedatiwa remarked.

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Chairman APC Hausa community in Ondo state, Alhaji Mohammed Shuaibu, echoed their collective support during the gathering marked by solidarity and mutual respect.

Highlighting the community’s longstanding prayers for the governor and the Ondo State government since January 1, Shuaibu emphasized the need for greater representation and participation in the state’s affairs.

He articulated the community’s desire to align with Aiyedatiwa’s candidacy, seeking tangible benefits and engagement within the state’s governance structure.

He said “We were born here, we schooled here, and we should also enjoy the government, we hereby express our readiness to actively contribute to Aiyedatiwa’s campaign and administration. We affirm our commitment to leveraging our extensive network and influence both within and outside Ondo State”

Representing the Igbos, Akwa Ibom, and non-indigenous communities, High Chief Kingsley Chukwuma and Mr. Emmanuel Oho urged the governor to welcome people from all tribes and provide a supportive environment for their businesses to flourish.

Similarly, Mr. Joe Erugha, leader of the Edo tribes, appealed to the governor to focus on reviving inactive companies in the state to generate job opportunities for the populace.

Speaking on behalf of the Ebira community, Pharmacist Isiah Onimisi stressed their reputation for farming and urged the governor to enhance the farming environment in the state while advocating for inclusion in government.

In the same vein, Mr Ali Monday, the Igala spokesperson in Ondo state affirmed their allegiance to the present administration, expressing a collective agreement that the entire Igala community supports Governor Aiyedatiwa.

Those in attendance were the Deputy Governor, Dr Olayide Adelami, the Secretary to the State Government, Tayo Oluwatuyi, the Chief of Staff, Prince Segun Omojuwa, Special Advisers and Commissioners.

Discrimination should not exist in Ondo– Aiyedatiwa

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