Ondo State, Governor Olusegun Mimiko
The Labour Party (LP) governorship candidate in the forthcoming governorship election in Ondo State, Governor Olusegun Mimiko, has described his political opponents who have been taking time out to criticise the Caring Heart programmes of his administration as enemies of the poor masses.
The beration came as Mimiko inaugurated the Igbotako General Hospital, which his administration rebuilt having been scrapped by the immediate past administration of Dr. Olusegun Agagu.
Mimiko stated this at the weekend while addressing a political rally at Ode-Aye during his campaign tour of Okitipupa local government Area of the state as part of his re-election bid at the October 20 governorship race.
According to the governor, all the programmes of the LP led administration were designed to meet the needs of the people of the state with a view to transforming the lives of the ordinary masses.
Citing some of the programmes, which he noted had impacted positively on the lives of the people, Mimiko explained that the Mother and Child Hospitals initiative for instance, had put an end to the death of women during pregnancy.
He added that the series of health centres located in all parts of the state had also been meeting the healthcare delivery demands of the rural communities.
The governor further explained that his administration embarked on the construction of Mega schools as a strategy to laying solid foundation for the education of the children and also to create an enabling learning environment for the children of both the poor and the rich.
He also disclosed that the modern markets located at all parts of the state had promoted economic activities among market women and made them more productive and useful to their families.
Mimiko who said that he would never be discouraged in his determination to make Ondo State a modern state in the country, promised to make more sacrifices towards improving the living standard of the people of the state.
The campaign tour later turned to project commissioning blight as the governor was led to various projects executed by the Okitipupa Local Government and the state Ministry of Community Development and Cooperative Services.
Among projects commissioned by the governor were a police station at Ode-Aye and Ikoya, built by the local government, a modern market at Ode-Aye, General Hospital at Igbotako and Erekiti Town Hall constructed by the state government.
Governor Mimiko also distributed a sum of N2million to various market women groups under the micro credit loan programme initiated by his administration to empower market women in the state.