Mimiko to Amaechi: Show proof that I voted during NGF election


olusegun_mimiko2TWELVE days after the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) election, the controversy surrounding the exercise is yet to abate.

Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State on Wednesday challenged Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State to show proof that he (Mimiko) voted during the election that produced him as the winner.

Mimiko insisted that Amaechi should not hide under religion to cover up his anti-democratic dispositions, insisting that nothing stops Amaechi from proving to the world that he (Mimiko) voted by using the same video he has been using to tell the public that there was an election.

“If Amaechi is saying I voted at the election, then I think he should prove it to the whole world that I did. I sincerely believe that a process must have led to the declaration of the result contained in their few minutes video clip. That later part can’t come in isolation; I challenge him to show the entire proceedings including where I voted”.

Berating the Rivers governor for what he called his anti democratic disposition, Mimiko, who is the Vice Chairman of the Jonah Jang faction, said “Amaechi cannot take ecclesiastic refuge for his undemocratic dispositions” by dragging the church into the Forum’s disputed election as a way of covering up his anti democratic tendencies.

“Amaechi should tell the world whether or not he presided over his own election, despite cries that he should step aside for an interim chairman to preside over the same election as it is the practice in any democratic setting.

“He should also tell the world whether or not he was the sole provider of ballot papers and the ballot box used for the charade where he is also a contestant.

“He should tell the world why he insisted he must contest for another term even when he knew that negates the norm in the Forum.”

He accused the Rivers governor for what he termed betrayal of his colleagues.

“It is the height of treachery for the governor to have installed secret video camera to record his colleagues without their consent simply because he is acting the script of another agenda inimical to the progress of the Forum.

“That is not acceptable, it is undemocratic, it is the height of desperation, it won’t work because Nigerians can no longer afford to be fooled.”




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