Ondo poll: Mimiko, Fayose rate Jegede high, nudge electors to guard votes
Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State and his Ondo state counterpart, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko at the flag off of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) today, in Akure, Ondo state, rated the state’s PDP governorship candidate, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede, SAN, as a distinguished persona with integrity and fear of God.
While speaking to the crowd at the venue of the campaign, Governor Fayose told the people of the state to guard their votes in the November 26 governorship election, noting that what happened in Edo State should not be allowed to repeat itself in Ondo. The governor told the electorates not to allow the ruling party and INEC to manipulate the election process the way the did in the last election in Edo State.
He said, ” The opposition party in Nigeria is not contesting against the ruling party but INEC. That is the reason you must rise up against the potential manipulators and ensure that what they did in Edo state does not repeat itself in Ondo State.”
Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo state also appreciated the people for their support since he became governor of the state almost 8 years ago, urging the people to ensure that their votes are not stolen. He enumerated his achievements across the various facets of the state, noting that he has done his best to see to it that he leaves the state better than how he met it.
Mimiko said, I bless the name of the Lord for how far he has journeyed with me up to now having been governor of Ondo state for about 8 years now. I am confident to tell you that within the period I have served the people, I have brought visible growth and development to our people.
“To continue to enjoy these great achievements and more, we must ensure that we vote for Eyitayo Jegede, a man who has integrity, intelligence and fear of God. We must vote for him and stay after voting to defend our votes and make them count.”
Meanwhile, Ondo’s governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Eyitayo Jegede has promised the people of Ondo State to make economy the main priority of his administration.
He said, “Our desire is to economy a priority and our main philosophy so that we can create wealth and ensure the prosperity of our State. Our vision is to leverage on the skills of our Civil Servants and create a partnership between the public sector and the private sector in order to grow our economy and create jobs for our people and prosperity for our State.
“Our party, the Peoples’ Democratic Party offer our people a new vision, service and prosperity.”