Ondo 2020: Akeredolu blasts Mimiko, ZLP, boasts of victory

Ondo 2020: Akeredolu blasts Mimiko, ZLP, boasts of victory

- Governor Akeredolu has hit the Zenith Labour Party, describing the party as a vehicle without an engine

- The Ondo state governor also blasted his predecessor, Mimiko, accusing him of abandoning projects and piling up debts

- Akeredolu also boasted that he would defeat all candidates from other political parties in the October 10 governorship election

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Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state has hit at the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), a "third-force" political party of his predecessor, Olusegun Mimiko.

Vanguard reports that Akeredolu described the ZLP as a vehicle without an engine.

"They said they are coming with a third force under ZLP, that party is dead on arrival.

“It could be best described as a car without an engine. We are waiting for them,” Akeredolu was quoted to have said.

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The Ondo state governor accused Mimiko of piling up debts for eight years and abandoning projects.

Ondo 2020: Akeredolu blasts Mimiko, ZLP, boasts of victory

Ondo 2020: Akeredolu blasts Mimiko, ZLP, boasts of victory. Photo sources: Akeredolu/The Punch
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"Let them come with their candidate and we will see what they want to campaign with," he added.

Legit.ng notes that the Ondo state deputy governor, Alfred Agboola Ajayi, who dumped the APC for the PDP had also left the latter for the ZLP where he is expected to be fielded as the governorship candidate.

The embattled deputy governor has been reportedly cleared by the national executive committee of the ZLP to contest the election.

Similarly, The Nation reports that Governor Akeredolu accused his predecessor of abandoned projects begun by late Olusegun Agagu.

He specifically mentioned that the Ondo seaport project envisioned by late Agagu was abandoned by Mimiko, adding that the seaport would have become a reality if his predecessor had continued with the vision.

Akeredolu also said Mimiko abandoned the Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa as well as left six months unpaid salaries.

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) governor boasted that he would defeat all candidates from other political parties in the October 10 governorship election.

He also promised to complete the seaport project before the end of his second term.

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In another report, about 1,200 members of the ZLP have declared support for the re-election of Governor Akeredolu over the defection of the deputy governor.

Members of ZLP led by executives from the wards and local government across the state said they have pulled out of the party structure.

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