Ex-militant leader rallies support for Mimiko
By Dayo Johnson
THE leader of ex-militants in the riverine communities of Ondo State, High Chief Bibopiri Ajube, has endorsed Governor Olusegun Mimiko for second term.
Ajube, popularly known as “shoot at sight”, also expressed concern over the alleged politicising of the amnesty programme in the state.
Speaking with newsmen in Akure, the ex-militant leader said Mimiko should be given another four years to enable him complete his developmental projects across the state. He pointed out that he will mobilise massively for the re-election of the governor in the October 20 election.
Ajube said the opposition parties should wait for another four years.
“The people of the riverine communities have decided to adopt the governor of the state, Olusegun Mimiko, based on the belief that the governor will develop the area during his second term.”
Speaking on the alleged politicising of the amnesty programme, the ex-militant leader said those in support of Mimiko second term in the riverine communities of the state would not accept it.
Ajube declared: “I believe amnesty is not a political issue and should not be treated as one. Amnesty is a national issue and peoples right to vote must not be trampled upon.”
The ex -militant was reacting to a statement credited to the Special Assistant to the President on Amnesty Programme, Hon. Kingsley Kuku, that those who do not vote for the PDP in the coming election would no more benefit from the programme in the area.