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Mimiko Dedicates Victory To Ondo People As PDP Plans Probe

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Gov. Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State on Saturday dedicated  his victory in Saturday’s  governorship election to the people of the state.




The governor, who spoke at the Government House in Akure shortly after he was declared winner, expressed gratitude to the people of the state.
He pledged that he would continue to work harder in the pursuit  of good governance  in order to justify the confidence reposed in him.
The PDP, however,  said  it would  set up a committee to investigate  alleged  cases of electoral fraud in the Ondo State governorship election.
Reacting to the return of  Gov. Olusegun Mimiko for another four-year term with a total vote haul of 260,199, the party said that investigation of the cases would  enable the party to decide on whether to seek redress at the Election Petition Tribunal.
The PDP Publicity Secretary in the state, Mr Ayo Fadaka on phone said that  security was not adequate in the rural areas.
“ The security provided by the government was not adequate in the rural areas. We are compiling the list of  towns and villlages affected in the state,’’ he said.
Fadaka also  alleged that INEC did not conduct any election  in two wards in Ilaje local government areas, and that the ad hoc staff did not turn up.
“ We will definitely   seek redress  if  there are enough reasons from our investigations,’’ he said.
The Ondo State Chairman of the ACN, Chief Olorunshola Adesoji, however, refused to comment on the outcome of the election.
He told  NAN on phone  that he was unaware of the outcome of the governorship poll and was not in a position to comment.



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