Ondo State Governor Olusegun Mimiko vows he will win the October 20 governorship election in the state “convincingly”.
Mimiko will have the Action Congress of Nigeria’s Rotimi Akeredolu and the Peoples Democratic Party’s Olusola Oke as his major contenders for the post on Election Day.
However, he insists that other candidates are no match for him.
The governor, in a statement by the Commissioner for Information, Mr. Kayode Akinmade, on Monday, said his administration “has been able to demonstrate that it is possible for a viable synergy to be created between the governed and the government”.
He said his administration had performed in the areas of education, health, urban renewal and agriculture sectors.
He said, “People now lobby to get their children and wards from private schools into our mega schools, and our Abiye project has entered the global health lexicon. Government is life, its living, here, you can have affordable health care without compromising quality.
“Through our urban renewal programme, we have been able to take people from the streets and relocate them into better places. For instance , Akure has been transformed from a glorified village into a befitting city.
“People will tell you we have surpassed their imagination. Our opponents have deeper purse and deeper contact in the press, but we have deeper impact on the people.”
Mimiko insisted that his ability to deliver on his promises would make the people renew his mandate, saying “governance has gone beyond cajoling the people”.
He said, “You must be able to win people’s confidence to get their votes. Voters are now informed and wise.
“We have respect for their wishes, they appreciate what we have done and they have promised in all the places we have gone to campaign that they will renew our mandate to continue what we are doing.
“This is the assurance we have that we are going to win the election come October 20.”