….Clear yourself, Mimiko insists
AKEREDOLU Campaign Organization ,ACO, has dismissed the allegation of indictment against the gubernatorial candidate of Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, in Ondo State, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, describing it as faulty, fallacious and of no effect.
It also stressed that a board of inquiry has no legal backing to ban anybody from seeking public office.
The Mimiko Campaign Organisation,MCO, had alleged that Akeredolu and other members of his executive at the Nigeria Bar Association , NBA, were indicted for financial impropriety while he was NBA President.
The Mimiko Campaign Organization, MCO, consequently asked Akeredolu to clear his name of the allegations leveled against him in the two positions of authorities he had held, insisting that he was banned from holding public office for 25 years.
A statement by the Director of Media, Publicity and Strategy of ACO, Mr. Idowu Ajanaku said that no amount of antics will save the Labour Party, LP, from being voted out on October 20.
According to him, ‘’For us in ACO, the latest antics of Mimiko is that of a desperate man knowing full well that his days in Government House, Alagbaka, are numbered. Why did Mimiko now embark on frivolous method to stop Akeredolu when he claimed that he was no match for him?’’
He further said, ‘’It is even more laughable that a governor that has been power in the last three years and a former minister for that matter does not know that a board of inquiry has no legal backing to ban anybody from seeking public office.
“ACO wishes to educate him with the case of Atiku Abubakar Vs Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in 2007 in relation to the Petroleum Trust Development Fund (PTDF) in which the Supreme Court gave a final judgment emphatically that boards of enquiries have no such powers.’’