Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state has denied threatening to expose former Governor, Olusegun Rahman Mimiko, to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to get at his deputy, Agboola Ajayi, who was recently reported to be making moves to cross over to Mimiko’s Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) to contest the state governorship election scheduled for October 10, 2020.

A statement by the governor’s Information Commissioner, Donald Ojogo said. Akeredolu will not out of present political differences exposed his friend, Olusegun Mimiko to the EFCC.

RealTime24 learnt that there are rife rumors that because Mimiko’s party, ZLP is providing a shade for Akeredolu’s deputy governor, Agboola Ajayi to contest the October 10 election, then the former governor may be arrested by the EFCC.

Akeredolu in the statement said, it was untrue, as he won’t because of political differences expose his friend of over 40 years to the anti-graft body.

Read the full Press Statement below:

Re:Threat To Expose Mimiko To EFCC

The attention of the Ondo State Government has been drawn to a viral post circulating in a section of the social media. The post specifically makes allusion to an imaginary statement ascribed to Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, wherein he allegedly threatened to expose his friend of over four decades and former Governor, Olusegun Rahman Mimiko, to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

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.

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 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 Governor Akeredolu’s view, is well acquainted with the antecedents of those who 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 Governor 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.

In this regard, the friendship of the duo shall remain unaffected by the current political permutations, alignments and realignment, however impotently strange. Governor Akeredolu shall maintain that cordiality even in the face of opportunism.

It must, however, be noted that Governor Akeredolu remains unperturbed by forces of whatever colouration. He is resolute and unwavering in his belief that a more debilitating defeat awaits those who have chosen to travel the route of conspiracy come October 10, 2020.


Donald Ojogo
Commissioner for Information and Orientation,
Ondo State


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