By Niyi Olutunde, Akure
The immediate past governor of Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Mimiko has reiterated his commitment to serve the people better at the National Assembly saying he was the best candidate to represent the interest of his senatorial district.
Mimiko, who is contesting the Ondo Central senatorial seat under the platform of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) at the National Assembly stated this on Monday at his official flag off campaign in Akure, Ondo state capital.
The metropolitan city and dual carriage road from the popular Cathedral to Oba Adesida Market was locked down by the mammoth crowd that were mobilized across the six councils in the district to declare the support for the ZLP candidate.
In a statement made available to journalists earlier by his Special Assistant on Media, Paul Akinduro, he said the event at Akure City Hall, which was overcrowded by party supporters and loyalists, was another opportunity for the public to know more about his “pro-poor and pro-people programmes that will further protect the interest of the common man.”
The immediate past governor promised his service at the National Assembly on his past political experiences, refreshing the memories of the people how his administration embarked on social integration programmes.
He assured the people, who were cladded in orange vests, caps and neck-tie, the political symbol and colour of the ex-governor.
His words, “I will represent you and you will feel as if you have never had a senator since Ondo State was created.
“The people have confidence in our representation as a result of the impactful outcomes recorded while at the helm of affairs in Ondo State. We will continue to put the people first.
“If I should stand up and speak at the National Assembly that it is compulsory for our pregnant women and children should be given free health care and some people would say it is impossible, we don’t have money; I will say shut up, I did in Ondo State.
“And if I should rise to speak for equality between the children of the rich and poor: they need modern schools, free transportation system and better life; and someone should declare it is unrealistic, I will say shut up, I did it as a governor.”
Mimiko however urged his supporters to ignore the political campaign of bitterness against him by some opposition members, who sponsored thugs to destroy his posters and campaign billboards in the state.
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