By Charles Akinwon
The Senator representing the good people of Ondo Central in the Upper Legislative Chamber of the National Assembly under the platform of Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), Distinguished Senator (Dr) Patrick Ayo Akinyelure, FCA, has admonished the immediate past Governor of Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Mimiko and the current Deputy Governor of the State, Hon Agboola Ajayi and others to retrace their steps back to PDP, where they belong to.
In a press statement personally signed by the Distinguished Senator and made available to journalists today through his SA (Media & Strategy), Mr Charles Akinwon, the Distinguished Senator said the people of Ondo State are tired of the present administration of APC, hence the need for PDP to unite together with a view to winning the forthcoming Governorship Election.
“Hon Agboola Ajayi should know he is a strong foundation member of PDP and I don’t know anyone who will build a house and upon completion, will be glad to pull the house down. If truly he loves the late Dr Olusegun Agagu as he had claimed, and that he was not desperate by all means when he was canvassing for votes of PDP (Delicate Delegates) members of our great Party, then he should not betray the late Iju-Odo born politician”, and the Party who is Supreme and above all members, the statement added.
Speaking further, the Distinguished Senator said, “No doubt, Hon Agboola Ajayi tried his best during the last PDP party primaries, but every member of the party believed he would exhibit the spirit of sportsmanship by joining hands with the eventual winner, Barrister Eyitayo Jegede (SAN), just like other aspirants had done to lift the party to enviable heights. To me, joining Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) will not be the solution at this crucial moment in Ondo political history.
“People like me still respect Dr Olusegun Mimiko as a political leader but luring Hon Agboola Ajayi to join ZLP with a view to dividing the votes of PDP will not be the expected solution. Like I had admonished Hon Agboola Ajayi to retrace his step back to his political root, I equally appeal to Dr. Olusegun Mimiko to jettison his plan on Hon Agboola Ajayi and join forces with PDP family so that we would be able to flush out this present administration, which had brought the state back to square one in this last four years”, Akinyelure said.
The Distinguished Senator however said, “If after this appeal and these two respected Party leaders are still adamant, well, I trust in the God I serve that Barrister Eyitayo Jegede of PDP will still win the election just like God was on my side to emerge as democratically elected Senator of Ondo Central currently serving the District in the Upper Chamber of National Assembly against the then APC Incumbent Senator Tayo Alasoadura and my Political Leader Olusegun Mimiko.
This demonstrates clearly that when people of Ondo State say yes no one can change the decision because one with God is Majority.
Remember the mass movement of Coallition of Parties that came together to Make Governor MIMIKO two term Governor of our Sunshine State under the Platform of LP, when the people of Ondo State resolved that it was his turn to Govern the State. We all stood by him to make his dream a reality. Today it is history.
Therefore, one good turn deserves another. Ondo State people have resolved that it is time for an Akure born Politician and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), EYITAYO JEGEGE to govern the State for the next 4 years. This is pay back time from Governor Olusegun Mimiko to reward Akure Kingdom for their support for him during his own time to support Eyitayo Jegede, his two term Hon Commissoiner for Justice and Attorney General of Ondo State, during his 8 years rein as Governor of Ondo State.
Dr Olusegun Mimiko should also remember that Ondo people have since resolved to vote PDP GOVERNOR COME OCTOBER, 2020. That is why ONDO PEOPLE produced 2 Senators for PDP and led APC ruling Government in Ondo State with over thirty five thousand (35,000) votes in Presidential Election of ATIKU of PDP against APC presidential candidates in 2019 last general election. This is a clear demonstration of rejection of APC GOVERNMENT IN ONDO STATE IN ITS ENTIRETY.
Therefore Dr Olusegun Mimiko the National Chairman of ZLP should drop the plan to divide the votes of PDP in the coming Elections that will produce EYITAYO JEGEDE as our next Governor. He should learn from his past mistakes to start developing his political associates and brothers who stood by him to support him financially, spiritually and otherwise to make him Governor when he has no money or Federal power to achieve his ambition of governing our State for 8 good years unencumbered. The only asset he had was the masses of Ondo State that stood by him.
He should at this point reciprocate this gesture for Eyitayo Jedege and for people like me who was so absolutely loyal to him to support him for his 8 years in the face of provocation and intimidation from my political devise, but I never yielded but see him through to be Governor twice in encumbered.
Therefore, we love our former Governor as we want him to retrace his steps back to where he belong and be a party to the success story that will make an Akure Man in Ondo central to be the next Governor. This support from you will make all of us your 1st Eleven in our outing to NASS in 2011 to forget and forgive your past mistakes to form a new Political family under PDP to move Ondo State forward to greater heights of development.
Finally, Dr Kola Ademujimi should retrace his steps back to PDP and share the success story of producing EYITAYO as the next Governor.
Ondo State is tired of Akeredolu Government and we should all say yes to demands of Majority of well educated and politically enlightened good people of Ondo state to effect a democratic change of the Government to PDP COME October, 2020.
“I also use this medium to congratulate the political leaders of PDP and their teeming supporters who stood firm, the likes of Hon Kayode Akinmade, Dr Tayo Dairo, HE Otunba Omolade Oluwateru, Femi Alade (Pepelee of Akure South), Chief SEGUN Adegoke and a host of other Leaders of Ondo Central together with All Governorship Aspirants who contested the last PDP Party primaries that produced Jedege as Party Flag bearer.
“My SPECIAL thanks goes to All Strong Political Leaders from North and Southern Senatorial Districts of the state for their steadfastness and strong commitments to join hands together to win the coming elections for our great Party. I remain strong with PDP. We shall all reap the reward of our Labour bountifully IJN.
“Let me appeal to every aggrieved members like Hon FESTUS Akingbaso of PDP and all his teeming supporters particularly in IDANRE LGA, my home base to sheath their swords and work for the success of Barrister Eyitayo Jegede because, there is nothing to share in zero”, and tomorrow is very bright for better in all ramifications, “I strongly maintained”. Akinyelure, who is the Senate Committee Chairman on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions concluded and urged all members to come back to PDP platform and move on.
Long live Ondo PDP
Long live Eyotayo for Governor
Long live Ondo State
Long live Federal Republic of Nigeria
Long live TEAM Allover1.
Mr Charles Akinwon is a publisher and SA, Media & Strategy to Sen. Ayo Akinyelure