Governor Olusegun Mimiko
A legal practitioner, Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), has described the Ondo State Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, as a performer and man of integrity whose legacy will ever remain indelible.
Olanipekun made the declaration on at the weekend at Ikere-Ekiti, his country home during a reception he organised in honour of Mr Dayo Akinlaja, who is the Ekiti State Commissioner for Justice upon his elevation to the rank of a Senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN).
Olanipekun added that Mimiko, as a God-fearing man, cannot be shaken by anyforce. According to him, the people of Ondo State did not make a mistake by re-electing him to govern them for another four years.
The legal luminary also described Akinlaja and his Ondo State counterpart, Eyitayo Jegede (SAN) as his professional sons, saying that their appointments were purely on merit. He urged the progressive lawyers to follow the footsteps of icons in the profession, promising to assist them to grow to any level.
In his remarks, the former Governor of the old Ondo State, Evangelist Bamidele Olumilua, lauded Governor Mimiko and Chief Olanipekun who he described as jewel, saying that he was part of their success stories.
Governor Mimiko in his remarks, appreciated Olumilua for giving him the first opportunity to serve as health commissioner. He said Olanipekun is a man of integrity who is much concerned about the plights of the downtrodden.
He urged Akinlaja to remain focused and never derail from his antecedents as a young and focused legal practitioner.