Jimoh Ibrahim, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State, has said that he would probe the Governor Olusegun Mimiko-led government in the state if elected as the new governor. He also said that he would neither participate in any reconciliation move with the governor nor beg him to emerge victorious at the polls.
Jimoh made this known on Monday while addressing newsmen in Akure the state capital.
He said he would not compromise his basic principles simply because he wants to become the governor, and would only talk to the electorate and go to the polls.
“I am not going to prostrate or beg anybody before I become the governor. I will only beg the electorate.” “So, take it from me: I’m not going even to have any type of meeting with anybody. That is recalcitrant to this ambition. It is not a do or die affair.”
He also said that the state has become bankrupt under the flamboyant government of Governor Olusegun Mimiko, describing its debt profile as alarming “I don’t need to back Mimiko at this time, I am Jimoh Ibrahim and I can sue him after he leaves office and if I have a petition against him I can write it after he leaves office.”
He noted that Mimiko’s term will end on “February 24, 2017, and clarified what is to be expected. “I will sue him, if I need to fight him I will fight him”.
He however advised those supporters engaging in the reconciliation move towards winning the November 26 gubernatorial election to save themselves the trouble, as he will not plead with any political leader in the state to support his ambition.