Ondo State Governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, has declared that he stands a better chance at winning the forthcoming governorship election in the state than any of the opposition candidates.
Mimiko expressed confidence that the people will vote for him in the October 20 governorship election based on his track records of performance and longstanding relationship with them.
The governor who is seeking re-election for a second term in office under the Labour Party (LP) spoke at his hometown in Ondo during a campaign tour of the ancient city, saying that he was the most qualified amongst all the contenders for the position having identified with the people, worked for them and above all, having set the state on the path to sustainable development as governor.
Mimiko who was received warmly by his native people who came out in groups and dressed nicely, also described the two major opposition candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and that of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) Olusola Oke and Rotimi Akeredolu respectively, as not only political neophytes but strangers and stooges of political godfathers only out to milk the state of its resources.
He stated that, “the people of Ondo State will vote for me because they know me and I live with them. In the last three and half years, we have been working for the people and we have delivered on our electioneering promises.
“If you vote for me again, I will continue to work for you. You all know me, I am not a stranger in your midst; I have been your commissioner and when I was your commissioner, I did well for you; I was your Secretary to State Government (SSG); when I was SSG, I did well for you.
"I was a Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and when I was there, I did well for you so you all know my antecedents unlike some people who want to now govern you out of the blues”.
He challenged the PDP whose candidate, Olusola Oke, had promised to continue with the legacies of Dr Olusegun Agagu who ruled the State before, to name one major monumental project in any part of the State done by Agagu and regretted that the track records of a man who was rejected by the people at the poll in 2007 was what Oke is now brandishing. He assured him of a resounding defeat.