BY DAYO JOHNSON
AKURE – GOV. Olusegun Mimiko through his Campaign Organisation, yesterday chided the former governor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Agagu, over his attempt to challenge his removal from office, saying that Agagu was on an ego trip.
Dr. Agagu, according to news reports, is seeking judicial assistance over his removal from office by the court. He is said to be hinging his redress on a purported fake State Security Services (SSS) report which he said nailed him and gave victory to Mimiko who contested against him in 2007.
But the Mimiko Campaign Organisation, MCO, in a statement by its Director of Publicity and Media Relations, Mr. Kolawole Olabisi, in Akure described Agagu’s antics as comical and infantile in nature, and a trip to perdition, cautioning him against desperation to thwart the work of God.
It noted that the current development was the culminations of series of lies which it noted included the false allegation that Mimiko was about probing his activities as governor for the four legal years and the two illegal years he spent in office.
Olabisi pointed out that Agagu’s problem stemmed from ego which was bruised by his loss to Dr. Olusegun Mimiko in the 2007 Governorship election despite all the money, influence and power behind him.
“A man who is obsessed by ego is easily irked when his ego is bruised; so it is with Agagu. First, he lost as governor to his former Secretary to State Government (SSG). He also lost in his vaunted ambition to become a Senator of the Federal Republic also to Mimiko and now he is propping up Olusola Oke, a lightweight, to challenge Mimiko again.
While reminding the former governor of the parable of the tortoise who while going on obviously senseless journey was counselled from doing so, but had retorted that he would only return after being disgraced, the MCO said that nothing but disgrace, gnashing of teeth and regret would follow such a folly for the ex-governor unless he allows decorum and submission to the will of God and the people of Ondo State who rejected him.