By Temitope Adedeji in Akure
The All Progressives Congress (APC), Ondo State Chapter, has asked Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, the Governor of the State, to stop lavishing the state’s meager resources on President Jonathan re-election, in the name of post-Abuja Confab deliberations.
The party spoke through its Publicity Secretary, Omo’ba Abayomi Adesanya.
Adesanya said the convocation of the meeting of Yoruba delegates, who went for the Constitution Conference held last year in Abuja by Governor Mimiko, was a mere waste of the commonwealth of people of the state on “frivolity and fruitless mission full of mirage”.
He said: “The meeting was uncalled for at this crucial time of our dear nation. The Confab report that is still not known to the National Assembly months thereafter, people say is jamboree. No wonder, numerous major political figures from the South-west region were conspicuously absent from this “post-national conference summit” hosted by Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State at the Royal Bird Hotel, Alagbaka Akure, the state capital.
“Our concern is not the Confab report, but to caution Governor Olusegun Mimiko to stop lavishing our money on political campaigns for the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan in the name of Confab. We reliably gathered that the Governor spent several millions of Naira to host this post -Confab meeting that turned out to be an endorsement of Jonathan for the second term and gave each attendee Millions of Naira.
“More so, the caliber of people present at the so-called summit cannot represent the entire interest of the Yoruba race. They are not Yoruba leaders but dealers, thereby making the whole exercise a futile. Those in attendance were mostly members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), including leaders of a faction of the Pan-Yoruba group, Afenifere, who recently endorsed President Goodluck Jonathan for another term in office.
“Mimiko should focus on his electoral promises of ‘I Will Work For You, I Will Know Your House’ by fixing the bad roads in Akoko, Akure, Odigbo, Okitipupa, Ilaje and other areas in the state. By employing 2,000 teachers he promised the people of the state, after going through series of texts and screening, revive Oluwa Glass Factory, Igbokoda and other moribund industries in the state.”