The Rotimi Akeredolu Campaign Organisation in Ondo State has berated Governor Olusegun Mimiko for describing National Leader of Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, as an emperor, describing the statement as a sign of ingratitude.
A statement by its Director of Media and Publicity, Mr. Idowu Ajanaku, called on the Labour Party, LP, to quit mudslinging and focus on issue-based campaign.
He said: ”The equally baffling subsequent tactless tirade made by Governor Mimiko, now referring to the much-respected Nigerian democrat and political strategist, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, as an emperor smirks of gross disrespect and crass ingratitude.
”One only hopes that the transient aroma of political power has not deluded the governor’s mind-set into forgetting, so soon, all the moral support he enjoyed from the latter in his most trying times.”
He also frowned at another statement credited to the Deputy Governor, Alhaji Ali Olanusi, who allegedly said ACN was campaigning to impose imported administration on Ondo people, noting that such statement was capable of stirring bad blood in the polity.
”To have said that Ondo people do not want an imported administration in the state, ahead of the October 20,2012 gubernatorial poll, apparently alludes to the increasing impact of ACN in the state. It is unsavoury and unbecoming of a man occupying that exalted political post.”
”As recently exhibited by the ACN-led administration in Edo State, performance is the watchword for any politician to gain the peoples’ confidence and votes. Not undue media hype over the construction of market stalls and ill-equipped hospitals and schools while infrastructural development that touches tellingly on the quality of life of the average Nigerian is criminally neglected.”