Mimiko sponsored violent protests in Akure – Jimoh Ibrahim
The governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, recognized by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Jimoh Ibrahim, has accused Ondo State Governor, Olusegun Mimiko of sponsoring Friday’s violent protest in Akure, the Ondo Capital.
In a statement made available to DAILY POST Friday night, Ibrahim said his attention had been drawn to the ongoing burning of tyres, orchestrated by Mimiko.
It reads further “In 2009 Governor Mimiko forged security reports of the DSS and the Police to deceive the court and tribunal of Justice Nabaruma that there were security issues in the state, leading to cancellation of results in 8 out of 18 Local Governments of the State.
“This is how Governor Mimiko schemed himself into power and became the Governor of Ondo State, but when the late President Umaru Musa Yar’dua realized that the forgery story was true, Mimiko was already enjoying constitutional protection as Governor.
“Mimiko called on the drivers’ union in the state, whose chairman is his relative, to gather disposed tyres across the state and burn them so as to show that there are security challenges in Akure town.
“While the tyres were burning, school children were attending their classes, Banks were opened, market women and traders were carrying on their economic activities, courts were sitting and more tyres were burning by the side of the road.
“Regrettably, Mimiko’s orthodoxy has played out to be fake, empty and unbecoming of a person that occupies the position of the Governor of a state.