Posted by News Express | 17 December 2014 | 2,384 times
The governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko, has said that voters in the south western zone of the country would not be swayed by what he described as the propaganda of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) but will vote for President Goodluck Jonathan based on issues.
Speaking with State House correspondents after the official launch of Youth Employment in Agriculture Proframme (YEAP) and Fund for Agricultural Finance in Nigeria (FAFIN) by President Goodluck Jonathan at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Governor Mimiko said the resort by APC to pick a vice presidential candidate from the South West with the hope of securing its bloc vote would not work.
According to him, the people of the area are too enlightened to be hoodwinked by such insignificant consideration, adding that the people of the region will demonstrate that they are capable of voting along issues as they concern the interest of the people.
“Well, we are waiting for APC to get their candidate but there is no question about the fact that in terms, and I am saying this with all sense of humility, of enlightenment, especially in appreciation of issues of politics, in terms of long history of progressive political engagement, you give it to south west that they know their onions,” he said.
•Adapted from a Vanguard report. Photo shows Governor Mimiko.
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