By Temitope Adedeji in Akure
Ondo State Governor Olusegun Mimiko has asked the entire Akoko people to vote massively for President Goodluck Jonathan in the forthcoming election.
Mimiko said this at the Peoples Democratic Party rally at Oke-agbe, the headquarters of Akoko North East local government.
Mimiko said the highest political office in the South-western Nigeria, belongs to an Akoko man, Chief of Staff to the president, Gen. Olaseinde Arogbofa (rtd), which should make Akoko in general to vote for the man who has done so well for them.
At the Palace of Olukare of Ikare, the governor said he would use his link with the federal government to ensure that the rehabilitation of Ikare-Oke-agbe road, which actually is a federal road, is completed.
He charged the Akoko people to vote for the president including PDP candidates so that the ongoing transmission of sub-station project in Oke-agbe will not be left un-attended to.
He claimed that if APC is elected into office, the projects in Akoko would be stopped “as it has been the usual character of Gen. Mohammadu Buhari”.
“APC will only come to bring us back in the scheme of things, don’t vote for them, they have nothing good to offer. They will wreck havoc to our economy,” he said.
He charged the large crowd that his target is to get maximum votes for Jonathan and PDP to enable him demand for all that belong to the people of South-west and Ondo State, which Akoko people will not be left behind in the scheme of development and transformation being witnessed around the country.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Works in the state, Engr. Gboye Adegbenro, had earlier reiterated the readiness of both federal and state governments in tackling the roads in Akoko and its environs, saying over eleven billion naira (N11B) has been earmarked for Ikare-Ajowa road, dualisation of Ikare township road and Ikare-Oke-agbe road and some other intra-township roads in all Akoko.
Speaking on behalf of the traditional rulers in the two local governments, Olukare of Ikare and Akala of Ikara, Oba Akadiri Momoh, thanked Governor Mimiko for what he had done to their subjects since he came to power.
Highlight of the event was the commissioning of chairman’s quarters, a truck, five tricycle bought and built by the council chairman.