April 24, 2024

Ondo Guber: Mimiko’s younger brother, Abass, emerges ZLP candidate


— Promises to build on former governor’s legacies

By Dayo Johnson, Akure

A medical doctor, and the younger brother of the former governor of Ondo state, Abass Mimiko, has been elected as the candidate of the Zenith Labour Party ZLP, in the November 16, governorship election in the state

Abass Mimiko, emerged through affirmation, in the primary election of the party held at the state party secretariat, in Akure, the state capital.

Addressing the party members after his emergence, Dr Mimiko, said he was going to focus more on education, health, economy and security of the state if elected as the next governor of Ondo State.

Mimiko said that ” We are forced to be reckoned with in this election , we will ensure food security, within a year of our being in the office, we will have surplus of food in Ondo State, we will ensure affordable quality education, industrialisation housing , free health services for all residents are  part of our programmes. “

He said that his brother, the former governor, threw his weight behind  his aspiration to become the next governor of the state.

According to him ” Former governor Mimiko has no doubt that if l become the governor of the state, everyone will enjoy.

“My brother is happy that I am coming out because he knows I would build on his achievements.

Earlier, before the primary, the party held a state congress where Mr Cornelius Akintoye emerged the new state chairman of the party in the state.

The National Secretary of the party , Mr Yahaya Wakama, said the party was ready to take over the state from the ruling party and urged the members to work hard in order to achieve this .

Wakams said “Let me remind us however that the days ahead will be even more demanding and disturbing. 

“The signs of what we should expect are already here, the harassments, attacks and economic strangulation are some of the weapons that the ruling party will wielded in their attempt to prevent the people’s will. 

“But we cannot give up. We must resolve to snatch our state from the jaws of death and the predators whose only desire is to sink the ship of state. We must remain the voices of our people and work for their betterment.

“As we choose our governor today let us bear this in mind, while he will be our torchbearer, he cannot achieve anything by himself he will need us. 

“So we must all roll up our sleeves. The journey has begun and the work has started. No one can be a bystander and indeed no one should be a bystander. 

He said that “We must have all hands on deck. That is the only way can achieve our desired results