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Mimiko’s brother joins Ondo guber race, emerges ZLP candidate

Mimiko’s brother joins Ondo guber race, emerges ZLP candidate

By Jacob Akintunde

Abass Mimiko, a younger brother to the former governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko, has emerged the candidate of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) in the November 16th, 2024 Ondo governorship election.

Mimiko, who emerged the candidate through affirmation in the primary election of the party held on Wednesday at the State party secretariat in Akure, said he was going to focus more on education, health, economy and security if elected as the next governor of Ondo State.

“We are forced to be reckoned with in this election, we will ensure food security within a year of our being in the office, we will have surplus of food in Ondo State, we will ensure affordable quality education, industrialisation housing , free health services for all residents are part of our programmes”, he said.

He, however, said his brother, Olusegun Mimiko, had thrown weight behind him in his aspiration to become the next governor of the State.

Yahaya Wakama, National Secretary of ZLP, said the party was ready to take over the State from the ruling party, urging the members to work hard in order to achieve party’s mission of winning Ondo State governorship election.

“Let me remind us however that the days ahead will be even more demanding and disturbing. The signs of what we should expect are already here, the harassments, attacks and economic strangulation are some of the weapons that the ruling party will wielded in their attempt to prevent the people’s will.

“But we cannot give up. We must resolve to snatch our state from the jaws of death and the predators whose only desire is to sink the ship of state. We must remain the voices of our people and work for their betterment”, Wakama said.