- Governor Akeredolu has declared that Olusegun Mimiko has no electoral value again
- In his response, Mimiko said Akeredolu has stopped all the good projects he started
- Consequently, he accused the government of being anti-people
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Ahead of the forthcoming gubernatorial election in Ondo state, candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, and Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, a leader of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) have traded words.
Mimiko is supporting the candidacy of Agboola Ajayi, the state deputy governor and candidate of the ZLP.
Akeredolu who is the incumbent governor and his predecessor Mimiko of ZLP have continued to bicker, raising accusations and counter-accusations against one another.
According to Donald Ojogo, the state's commissioner for information and orientation, the outcome of the election would spell doom for the political career of the former governor.
“First, here is a man, who as a two-term governor and after spending eight years, could not muster enough goodwill to even install a successor. Here is a two-term governor, who after his inability to install a successor four years down the line, wanted to go to Senate, but couldn’t even secure victory in any of the local governments in the Central Senatorial zone.
“That shows that Mimiko, who today is a patron of the party, does not pose any threat to us. In any case, we understand his predicament; we understand his pains; we understand the reasons responsible for the onslaught."
Meanwhile, in his reply, Mimiko said the government of Akeredolu is anti-people.
The former governor said this while canvassing for votes for Ajayi, at Ile-Oluji, Ile-Oluji/Okeigbo local government area of the state.
He lamented that Akeredolu cancelled his free health, social protection programmes like Mother and Child policy and increase in tuition fees in tertiary institutions in the state.
Recall that Legit.ng had reported that ahead of the election, it appears all is still not well in the camp of ZLP.
Feku, a member of the ZLP campaign council dumped the party. The politician, left 48 hours after she was unveiled as a member of the party’s campaign council and defected to the ruling APC.
In other news, Legit.ng also reported that Andrew Ogunsakin, the senior special assistant to Akeredolu on political matters for Ondo South resigned his appointment.
Ogunsakin cited political reasons in his resignation letter dated Friday, September 18. He explained that the call to join the train to actualize an aspiration different from what Akereolu and the APC was offering is the reason for his decision.
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