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'Mimiko plotting to postpone Ondo governorship election'

15 November 2016, 15:27

Ondo - The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State has accused the outgoing governor of the State, Olusegun Mimiko of plotting to postpone the November 26 governorship election in the state.

A statement by its Director of Communications, Soji Alakuro, said its governorship candidate, Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN, was ready for the election.

The party called on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and security agencies not to succumb to the antics of the governor.

According to Alakuro, ‘’We are aware of the untoward moves and pressures being mounted on INEC as well as friendly security heads in the state by Governor Mimiko on the need to postpone the forth-coming governorship election in the state.

As a way of laying a false template for such, the Governor is plotting a three-day street wide protest in the state capital, Akure and other major towns in the state.

“This is planned to hold between November 23 and 25.

Also read: APC faults Mimiko’s visit to Buhari

Undoubtedly, this is a recipe for violence and the governor should be held responsible for any act of crisis. ‘To say the least, this is a mindlessly conceived move aimed at obstructing the democratic zeal of our people to elect a new governor.

"While we are not against the legitimate right of individuals to pursue cases as they affect them, even up to the Supreme Court, the move such as conceived by Mimiko to mislead friendly security agents as well as INEC is undemocratic, most uncharitable and mischievous.

For us in the APC, the party and our candidate, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu are both prepared for the poll.’’

Akeredolu had earlier taken a swipe at Mimiko over what he described as “reckless neglect of agriculture, especially cocoa, to focus on oil.”

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