Tag: Olusegun Mimiko

I have nothing against Mimiko, Governor Akeredolu says

Ondo state Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has denied planning to drag ex-governor Olusegun Mimiko to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Speaking through his Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo, Akeredolu described social media reports as untrue, puerile and utterly mischievous. According to the governor, he never threatened to expose Olusegun Mimiko,[Read More…]

Akeredolu Sworn In As Ondo Governor

Hitherto governor-elect, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu SAN, at exactly 11:34am on Friday, took oath of office as the sixth governor of Ondo state. This was after Alfred Ajayi was sworn in as the deputy governor of Ondo. Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress, APC, had defeated Mr Eyitayo Jegede SAN of[Read More…]

Reuben Abati: Governors And The Politics of Succession

By Reuben Abati The recent Governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states threw up a number of issues about the politics of succession in Nigeria. In Edo state, you would think it was the then incumbent Governor Adams Oshiomhole seeking re-election. He campaigned more than the candidate. He danced, waved the[Read More…]

Jimoh Ibrahim Mocks Mimiko – Congratulates Akeredolu

The ousted Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate in Ondo State, Mr. Jimoh Ibrahim, has congratulated the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN), who has won 14 out of the 17 Local Government Areas already announced. The Independent National Electoral Commission has announced the results of[Read More…]

Governor Olusegun Mimiko Calls for Postponement of Saturday Governorship Election In Ondo

Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo state called for the postponement of this Saturday governorship election to give the PDP candidate Eyitayo Jegede SAN a level playing ground to participate in the poll. This is coming as the Court of Appeal sacked Jimoh Ibrahim as the party’s governorship candidate and directed INEC[Read More…]

As Economic Recession Bites, Mimiko Distributes Food To 70,000 Ondo Women

No fewer than 70,000 women in Ondo State will benefit from the second phase of the state’s food palliative programne tagged “Eto Kaadi Igbeayo,”. The state Gov. Olusegun Mimiko gave the figure on Saturday in Okitipupa Local Government Secretariat, while inaugurating the phase. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports[Read More…]

Why Ondo State Governor, Olusegun Mimiko Relocates To Abuja

The Ondo State Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, has relocated to Abuja on a part-time basis in order to ensure justice for Mr. Eyitayo Jegede, who is eyeing the Alagbakala Government House. The governor stated this in Akure on Wednesday at a programme in honour of the Founder, Oodua Peoples Congress,[Read More…]

Olusegun Mimiko’s Aides Resign, Join APC Ahead of Ondo Guber

Two Special Assistants to Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo state on Wednesday resigned their appointments and defected to the All Progressives Congress. Those who resigned are the Special Assistant on Political Matters, Mrs. Aderonke Morolayo, and the Special Assistant on Mobilisation, Mr. Victor Ojo. In her letter of resignation dated[Read More…]

Mimiko Mobilising Thugs, Militants To Shutdown Ondo State – APC Says

As the people of Ondo State prepare to elect a new governor on November 26, the All Progressives Congress in the state has accused Governor Olusegun Mimiko of plotting to cause mayhem. The Ondo State chapter of APC, Mr. Abayomi Adesanya, made the allegation in a statement in Akure on[Read More…]

Buhari Holds Secret Meeting With Mimiko Over Ondo Guber Polls

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently in a meeting with Ondo State governor, Olusegun Mimiko at the Presidential Villa. The meeting can be traced to the political crisis in the state which led to a protest on Friday. The Independent National Electoral Commission had declared Jimoh Ibrahim candidate of the PDP[Read More…]