The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State said it has uncovered plans by Governor Olusegun Mimiko to organise a rally against the anti corruption crusade of President Muhammadu Buhari.
In a statement issued and signed by the party’s State Publicity Secretary, Omo’ba Abayomi Adesanya in Akure, the state capital, the party alleged that the governor had perfected plans with some youths and his political thugs to ground the state during the protest.
According to the state, “N3,000 each has been earmarked for the over 5,000 youths and some imported students from the South-South region that are participating in the rally.
“It is unfortunate that while workers are on strike for the unpaid six months salaries, Mimiko is planning to spend another tax payers’ money on illegal rally.”
“We are informed that Mimiko was moved to stage the protest because he is scared of the wind of anti-corruption war which is sweeping all corrupt individuals in the country.
“We know that Governor Mimiko is scared. Since his colleague in Ekiti state has been alleged to have link with the Dansukigate.
“Maybe the Governor has some questions to answer in the ongoing investigations into the $2.1bn arms deal (Dasukigate), in the anti corruption war going on in the country.
“If Governor Mimiko has nothing to fear, there is no need for the plan rally against the Buhari’s anti corruption campaign.
“The Party is alerting members of the public, especially, security agencies to be alert and battle ready to combat these army of youths that the Governor is bringing to the state.
The State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Kayode Akinmade said the allegation was unfounded and coming from the pit of hell.
Akinmade said it is an imagination of the originator of the statement, who is looking for cheap publicity and should be ignored by the public.
The Commissioner said Mimiko would never support corruption but believes that fighting corruption must be done by following the due processes.