Oct 16, 2012

Tinubu launches final attack, says he’s different from Anenih


LEADER of the Action Congress of Nigeria ACN Asiwaju Bola Tinubu yesterday launched a final attack on Governor Segun Mimiko describing him as an ingrate and a serial betrayer even as he disclaimed any aspiration towards fitting into Chief Obafemi Awolowo’s shoes.
At a rally in Akure to round off the party’s rallies ahead of this weekend’s gubernatorial election, Tinubu declared “I am not fighting for the shoes of Awolowo it is too big for me. I am not fighting for Awolowo cap. He has taken both away.”

Tinubu also took time to castigate the incumbent governor Olusegun Mimiko describing him as an ingrate whom he helped but later dumped him.

Quoting from the Holy Bible what will happen to those who are ingrates, Tinubu insisted that he bankrolled the expenses incurred by Mimiko at the election petition tribunal.

He said that Mimiko betrayed his two predecessors in office, Adebayo Adefarati, Olusegun Agagu and former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

Tinubu however said that he was not surprised that Mimiko is denying that he collected money from him when he was in the trenches.

He asked the people of the state to “”drive Mimiko out of Ondo state through their votes on October 20 this year.

The leader of the party rubbished the Mega Primary Schools of the government saying the state do not have the population that would warrant the construction of Mega schools in the state.

On godfatherism, he pointed out that “I am happy he calls me godfather. My own godfather is not that of Anthony Anenih in Edo state. Mine is for the development and progress of South West states.

”My own godfatherism is mentoring reliable and dependable people in the South West states for progress and development.

He reiterated the need for Ondo State to join other states in the region to make integration of the region a success.

The National Chairman of the party Chief Bisi Akande displayed a red card saying indication that Mimiko has been ejected from the state.

The candidate of the party, Rotimi Akeredolu called for a three day prayer and fasting starting from Wednesday for the success of the party at the poll.

Akeredolu promised to liberate the people of the state from poverty if voted into power and promised to turn the southern part of the state to a tourism centre.

All the governors of the party excluding that of Ogun state, former governor of Ogun state Segun Osoba and other political appointees from all the South West states attended the rally.