Ondo State Governor Olusegun Mimiko said on Tuesday that the support of the grassroots for the Labour Party would ensure his victory in the October 20 governorship election and send the opposition into electoral “coma” for eight years.
Mimiko, according to a statement by the Commissioner for Information, Mr. Kayode Akinmade, stated this while addressing an LP stakeholders meeting in Akure.
The statement read in part, “By the time the election is over and the results are out, the opposition will experience a thunderbolt defeat. The Edo State election everybody is praising as peaceful and fair will be nothing compared to what will happen here.
“It is going to be a very peaceful and credible one man, one vote election. We are not planning just to beat them, but beat them silly to the extent that they won’t recover from that electoral coma in the next eight years.”
Meanwhile, the National Publicity Secretary, Action Congress of Nigeria, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has dismissed allegations that the party lacked internal democracy.
Mohammed, who spoke at the Press Centre, Nigeria Union of Journalists, Ibadan on Tuesday, said the party’s governorship candidate for Ondo State, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN), went through normal process of screening and selection.
He said, “We follow strictly provisions of the party’s constitution on the choice of candidates.
“When the issue of Ondo State governorship candidate was to be discussed, all the 44 aspirants were invited with all of them conceding that it was the turn of the northern senatorial axis of the state to provide the next governor.”