- Governor Mimiko congratulates Akeredolu on his victory at the poll
- He wishes Aketi success in the challenging task of governing state
- The governor promises to continue to provide leadership to the state till his tenure expires in February 2017
Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo state on Monday, November 28, sent his congratulatory message to the governor-elect, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN, The Nation reports.
In a statement signed by Eni Akinsola, Mimiko’s chief press secretary, the governor said “it behoves of him as the Governor of Ondo state to congratulate the Governor-elect, Rotimi Akeredolu SAN and wish him success in the challenging task of governing our dear state.”
Mimiko said: “It is incumbent upon me as governor to facilitate a smooth transition between my government and the incoming one. I will, to this end, provide the ambience for a smooth and seamless transition process.”
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The governor also promised to continue to provide leadership to the state till his tenure expires in February 2017.
This comes even as he expressed his appreciation to the people of the State.
He said: “I use this medium to express my sincere appreciation to all our citizens for the very peaceful manner in which they conducted themselves throughout the election period. I will not waiver in providing needed leadership to our dear State till the last day of my term.”
Mimiko urged residents to strive to sustain the peace enjoyed in the state for the past seven years, promising to speak with them as occasion demands as his “eight year tenure inches to an end.”
Meanwhile, Governor Mimiko's congratulatory message to Akeredolu comes at a time his party Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has officially rejected the results of the governorship election held in Ondo state on Saturday, November 26.
The PDP said in a statement signed by its spokesperson Prince Dayo Adeyeye, on Monday, November 28 that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) helped the All Progressives Congress (APC) to rig the Ondo election.