The All Progressives Congress, APC, has revealed an alleged plot by the former Governor of Ondo State, Segun Mimiko, to secure a third-term leadership in the state.
The ruling party in a statement made available to newsmen on Tuesday, September 29, alleged that the politician is seeking to achieve this through the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP).
Naija News understands that ZLP is one of the political parties contesting in the October 10 governorship election in Ondo State, and its flagbearer is Agboola Ajayi, the current Deputy Governor of the state.
Speaking on Mimiko’s alleged plan, APC in the statement made by its Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, said the entire governorship campaign of the ZLP was centred on Mimiko. According to APC, Mimiko is deceiving himself by assuming that Ondo people have forgotten how he thread on them when he governed the state.
The party alleged that Mimiko subjected citizens of the state to his arbitrary, tyrannical and dictatorial actions. Nabena accused Mimiko of factionalizing the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) when he was a member of the party.
He said, “Little wonder, many of Mimiko’s associates have ditched him and are now frontline leaders of the APC, in firm support of our candidate, incumbent Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu. The ZLP’s governorship candidate has nothing to campaign on after junketing political parties to purchase their governorship ticket to contest.
“For us in the APC, the good governance credentials of our candidate, incumbent Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu is visible to all, partrdicularly in the area of infrastructure, agriculture, human capital development, industry, entrepreneurship, among others. This is the focus of our well-received campaigns”, Nabena added.
Meanwhile, in early July this year, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State revealed why his predecessor, Olusegun Mimiko is backing the ambition of Deputy Governor, Ajayi Agboola.