By Adeola Adenuga
Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State has described as untrue and the figment of the writer’s imagination a newspaper report that he is mobilising against his Ekiti and Osun states counterparts ahead of the gubernatorial elections due for 2014 in the states.
A newspaper, quoting sources, had reported that Mimiko had vowed to mobilise resources, both human and financial, to challenge the re-election of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola and Dr. Kayode Fayemi, governors of Osun and Ekiti States respectively.
Reacting to the report, however, the Ondo State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Kayode Akinmade, in a statement, said the report could not be farther from the truth.
Akinmade said Mimiko just won an election, adding that the plan of the Ondo chief helmsman is to consolidate on the gains of the election to provide good governance for the people of Ondo, declaring that his principal is not on a conquering mission.
“Governor Mimiko just won an election, and the plan of the government is to consolidate on the gains of the election by providing the expected good governance for the people because the government already has a record of brilliant performance and can’t afford to be distracted”, the commissioner stated.
According to him, the state government has a covenant with the people of the state on which it must deliver.
“The claim that Governor Mimiko is mobilising to take over Ekiti and Osun states is the figment of the story originator’s imagination”, the statement added.