Action Congress of Nigeria’s candidate for the October 20 Ondo State governorship election, Rotimi Akeredolu, has dismissed claims by Governor Olusegun Mimiko that he plays stooge to former Lagos State Governor Bola Tinubu.
Akeredolu said this while addressing supporters at Ikare Akoko on Tuesday.
He said, “Was he not the stooge when he ran to Tinubu for his support when his mandate was stolen?
“Mimiko said I was planted in this state by Tinubu but where did he get his own support? Tinubu is the Moses of our time. He is only working to liberate this state from the clutches of the oppressors.
“You people have spoken by giving us your support. I am calling on you people of Ikare and Ondo to vote massively on October 20.”
National Chairman of ACN, Chief Bisi Akande, presented a banner to Akeredolu, saying it signified that the former President of the Nigerian Bar Association would be the next governor of the state.
Akande said, “I am thanking you now, but I know I will come back and thank you again after the election.”
Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola told party supporters to stay at the polling booths after casting their votes so that the ballots could be counted in their presence.
Aregbesola said the step would frustrate rigging.
He said, “Rogues who have positioned themselves to steal votes would not have a chance in the coming election.”
Former Governor Segun Osoba predicted victory for the ACN.