Governor Mimiko Backs Down, Congratulates Akeredolu As Governor-elect.

Outgoing Ondo state Governor, Olusegun Mimiko,  has congratulated the Governor-elect, Rotimi Akeredolu over his victory in Saturday’s guber poll.


Mimiko in a congratulatory message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Eniola Akinsola, said he would facilitate a smooth transition of his government with the incoming administration of Mr. Akeredolu in the days ahead.


The statement which came as a surprise to many reads: “It behoves of him as the Governor of Ondo State to congratulate the Governor-elect, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN) and wish him success in the challenging task of governing our dear state.


“It is incumbent upon me as Governor to facilitate a smooth transition between my government and the incoming one. I will, to this end, provide the ambience for a smooth and seamless transition process.”


Mimiko promised to provide continued leadership to the state until the last day in office.


He appreciated the people for their peaceful conduct during the Saturday poll adding that he would not renege on his promised till the end of his tenure.


“I use this medium to express my sincere appreciation to all our citizens for the very peaceful manner in which they conducted themselves throughout the election period.


“I will not waiver in providing needed leadership to our dear State till the last day of my term,” the governor said.


He asked the residents of the state to strive to sustain the peace enjoyed in the state for the past seven years with a promise to address them publicly at a date to be announced later.


The governor who suffered bruising defeat in last Saturday’s guber election has not paid workers salaries in the last 7 months.

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