Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State on Monday sent congratulatory message to the state’s Governor-elect, Mr Oluwarotimi Akeredolu [SAN], shunning his Peoples Democratic Party [PDP] colleague, Eyitayo Jegede.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Eni Akinsola, made available in Akure, Mimiko stated:
“It behooves on me as Governor of Ondo State to congratulate the Governor-elect, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN) and wish him success in the challenging task of governing our dear state.”
The Ondo State governor added that it is incumbent upon him as Governor to facilitate smooth transition between his government and the incoming one.
“I will, to this end, provide the ambience for a smooth and seamless transition process,” he said.
While promising to continue to provide leadership to the state until the takeover date, Mimiko expressed appreciation to the people of the state:
“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,” he added.
He then urged residents to strive to sustain the peace enjoyed in the state for the past seven years.
He thereafter promised to speak with the people as occasion demands as his eight-year tenure inches to an end.
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