‘Ondo Governor has Admitted Failure’

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Oct 15, 2012 No Comments ›› josh

THE standard bearer of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in Saturday’s governorship poll, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN), has said Governor Olusegun Mimiko has admitted failure with his statements on issues during last Friday’s debate.

In a statement by Mr. Idowu Ajanaku, the Director of Media, Publicity and Strategy of the Akeredolu Campaign Organisation (ACO), Akeredolu said the Mimiko administration has disorganised the health sector by creating a dichotomy in staff welfare package, building a glorified maternity in Akure called the Mother and Child, while he has neglected other health facilities.

He said Governor Mimiko has abandoned sport projects such as the Akure old and new stadia, Ile-Oluji Stadium, adding that it is pathetic that Sunshine Stars Football Club of Akure is playing its matches in Ijebu Ode, Ogun State and this has alienated the club from its supporters, resulting in the loss of revenue through the money government could have made from gate-takings.

He said infrastructures such as road and water are begging for attention.

He added: “Mimiko is building a fountain in Akure where there is no potable water. He is powering street lights in Akure with generators while complaining of the inability to revive the moribund industries because of lack of electricity. He has not inaugurated a one Km road in his three and a half years in office.

“Akeredolu is a man of proven integrity who can be trusted by the people. He is ready to replicate the infrastructural development in Lagos, which has become a benchmark in Sub- Sahara Africa.”

ACO said it has uncovered a plot by the Labour Party (LP) to print the logo of the ACN on T-shirts to be distributed to LP thugs to cause mayhem.

It alleges that this is part of the plot by LP to portray ACN as a violent party and pave the way for security agents to unleash terror on ACN by arresting its members.

The T-shirts, it was learnt, have been made, awaiting distribution in Okitipupa, Ondo town, Idanre, Owo, Okeluse, Oka, Ikare, among others.

“We are using this opportunity to call on the Inspector-General of Police and Ondo Commissioner of Police to note that ACN has nothing to do with the T–shirts being made to give us a bad name. We urge the public to report any violence to the police,” Ajanaku said.

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