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Akeredolu denies plot to implicate predecessor


Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has denied his involvement in plots to implicate or probe administration of the immediate past governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko.  

Akeredolu refuted rumours circulated in the social media that he allegedly threatened to expose Mimiko to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

A statement in Akure, yesterday, signed by the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr. Donald Ojogo, said: “The widely-circulated story line is untrue, puerile and utterly mischievous. It is, in all intents, a cleverly laid path for the two friends to engage in a needless mudslinging.”He said this could not be unconnected with the upcoming governorship election in the state. 

He continued: “It is, perhaps, pertinent to state unequivocally that Governor Akeredolu does not desire, not even in the least of anyone’s imagination, to travel such pernicious path typical of those, who have taken the route of perfidy for the sake of their political ambitions. 

“We have since wished them well, even in their self-inflicted tears of treachery and betrayal.  

“Clearly too, the former governor, in Akeredolu’s view, is well-acquainted with the antecedents of those that have chosen to embrace any straw, including those they had mindlessly plotted against in the past, to keep their waning political comfort zones afloat. 

“Nonetheless, while Akeredolu has nothing against his friend and immediate past predecessor, he has chosen to allow posterity to intercede and interpret the roles of men in whatever form… ”


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