Governor Olusegun Mimiko
The Olusegun Mimiko Campaign Organisation has described some of the promises made by the governorship candidate of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in the forthcoming election in Ondo State, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, that he will create the Ministry of Power in the state as laughable.
Specifically, the organisation in a statement by the Director of Media and Publicity, Mr. Kola Olabisi, said the promise by Akeredolu to create the Ministry of Power if elected was nothing but an unrealistic statement just to woo the state electorate.
The organisation said the promise made by Akeredolu only showed that he had nothing to offer but merely playing to the gallery in an attempt to fool the people when he knows that the Power Ministry, Petroleum and others were on the exclusive list of the Federal Government.
Olabisi stated that this apparent goof was one in the series of cheap political propaganda by Akeredolu which has exposed the fact that he is a political greenhorn and immature for the position for which his godfathers want to foist on him.
“Only a few weeks ago, he promised to scrap all the projects done by Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, saying they were all wasteful ventures which any in-coming government would not find profitable,” he said.
Olabisi also described as a Greek gift, the promise by the candidate to create 30,000 jobs within 100 days when he had not spelt out the type of jobs he would give them.
“If we may ask, is the Ministry of Power on the concurrent list that both State and the Federal Government can do simultaneously. And if so wont most state governors have replicated this when one of the problems bedevilling the nation is power problem?
“So if Power Ministry is the exclusive preserve of the Federal Government, why would an aspirant for the position of governor and one who himself a lawyer should now attempt to hoodwink the people if not a mere puff and a means of scoring cheap political points from the unwary,” he said.
Meanwhile, Mimiko continued his re-election campaign to Odigbo local government area of the state with a pledge to turn Ore, the capital of the council into an industrialised one.
Mimiko, who addressed supporters in Ore, which was his first port of call, where he also began the rehabilitation of the 6.1-kilometre Ore township road, itemised the numerous developmental projects already put in place by his administration in the past three and a half years.
“Ore, given its unique position is a potential gold mine and we have begun the process of making it one of the best cities in the whole world. It is largely unplanned but we have started planning it and putting in place a lot of infrastructure that would make it a hilt industrialised city.
“We are leveraging on ore’s unique geographical location by tapping into the abundant gas reserve in this area, we are working on the Omotoso Gas Plant also located here and by the grace of God, we will make this city into the best industrialised corridor in Nigeria,” he said..