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By: Oluwatosin Adesola
As the October 10, 2020 governorship election approaches, Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has continued to attack his predecessor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko and his party, Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) as a party of people who have been relegated to the backdoor.
According to him, ZLP is like a car without engine meant for people who are ready to end their political careers.
He said in Akure that the owners of the party are undertakers who are only interested in carrying dead bodies.
The Governor who spoke in Yoruba adage said, “Aruku Aruku, Aruku gbe oja ofo loba Aruku loja meaning”An undertaker carrying an empty load to an undertaker in the market”.
Similarly, governor of Ondo state, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu also yesterday attacked his predecessor and friend, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko for owing months of salaries and abandoning developmental projects in the state.
Akeredolu who spoke at a public event in Akure, promised to complete the seaport project before the end of his second term.
According to The Nation, this is the first time Akeredolu will be criticizing his ‘over 40 years old friend’ publicly since 2017 when he took over from him.
The governor also explained why he was not happy with the former governor.
“The seaport would have become a reality if Mimiko had continued with the vision.
“Mimiko also abandoned the Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa as well as left six months unpaid salaries.
“Let us not be in doubt that a new foundation has been laid for Ondo while the sun is shinning. Port Ondo is on the way. By the grace of God, I will complete it.
“If previous government had shown concern, we would have had a seaport. Agagu started it but we had a government that abandoned it.
“That government abandoned OAUSTEC. Come on Saturday and see the wonderful work we are doing there.
“We have been in the office for about 42 months and have paid salaries and allowances for 48 months. The six months extra being the carry-over debt from the immediate past administration, despite our lean purse since we took over,” he said.