NEWS: Ondo exposes planned attack on Mimiko

The Ondo State Government has raised the
alarm over what it describes as concluded plans by enemies of the state,
to embark on character assassination, outright falsehood and massive
propaganda to undermine the government of the state.
The state Commissioner for Information,
Mr. Kayode Akinmade, in a statement issued in Akure on Sunday stated
this. He said the planned attack which had been scripted would begin
with a series of petitions to be written against the personality of the
Governor and his administration.
According to him, after alleged several
failed attempts by adversaries to indict the Governor through petitions
written against him to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, a
meeting was allegedly held in Abuja in the house of a prominent Ondo
politician recently where a lawyer was assigned to write frivolous
petitions against Dr. Mimiko using frame-up allegations, especially on
the Oil Producing Areas Development Commission in the state.
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The
Commissioner reported that the lawyer was expected to begin his
‘assignment’ with a petition against the governor over what “the meeting
said should be another frame-up allegation on the spending of funds
allocated to the Agency”, adding that “checks have revealed the identity
of the hired Abuja-based lawyer who works for the EFCC Chairman, Mr.
Ibrahim Lamorde, which explains his choice for the hatchet job.”
The statement said, “In fact, the man was
one of the lawyers who appeared for the EFCC chairman at the hearing
organised by the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public
Petitions, on the alleged misappropriation of funds against the
anti-graft agency boss in Abuja last week.”

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