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The Ondo State Government said on Sunday that it has uncovered an
attempt by an ambitious governorship hopeful in the forthcoming election in
the state to discredit the administration of Dr. Olusegun Mimiko.
A statement by the Commissioner for Information, Mr. Kayode Akinmade,
alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party chieftain, who had contested and
lost governorship elections in the state, had consistently been using his daily
newspapers to publish falsehood about the state government.
Akinmade said the publisher was obviously uncomfortable with the euphoria,
accolades and commendations received by Governor Mimiko from highly
respected individuals and institutions, during the celebration of the third
anniversary of his administration last week.
He said, “The politician has consistently been using his publications which
included a news magazine and a daily newspaper to be casting aspersions
on the person of the governor and discrediting his administration with
falsehood and outright blackmail.
“The publisher had during the week sponsored some of the reporters of his
newspapers to the state to carry out a pre-determined investigation by
conducting interviews with known members of the opposition parties who will
never give a fair assessment of the administration.”
The Commissioner noted that residents of the state are already applauding
the various efforts of the current administration in the state to improve their
standard of living and general wellbeing in the areas of empowerment, job
creation and food security among others.
He also said that the Dome project, an event centre that will become a tourist
destination whenever it is commissioned before the end of the year, had
achieved 70 percent completion contrary to insinuations that it is an
The statement also mentioned that contrary to the aim of the publisher,
residents of the state have repeatedly confessed their confidence in the
government of Dr Mimiko and have vowed to ensure he is re-elected for a
second term in office.
Ondo alleges fresh plot to discredit Mimiko’s
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