The All Progressives Congress (APC), Ondo State chapter, said it has uncovered another ploy of the outgoing Governor of the state, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, to abscond before the expiration of his eight (8) year tenure which ends on the 23rd of February, 2017. His plan is designed to create complexity and pit-holes in the smooth take-off of the new administration by APC/Rotimi Akeredolu as against the seamless transition he once promised. Mimiko is making plans to relocate to Canada or China thereby evading possible arrest by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for interrogation and prosecution and to launder his last minutes loots of the state's treasury.
This was revealed by the APC, in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Omo'ba Abayomi Adesanya over the weekend, in Akure, the state capital.
The governor had concluded plan to proceed on a ten (10) days' vacation and delegate power to his deputy to act as governor prior to handing over date. He therefore transmit a notification letter the State's House of Assembly under the leadership of the former Speaker (Ms Jumoke Akindele) some days before her removal from office over N15 million fraud allegation. This arrangement failed because the former Speaker could not announce/read the Governor's vacation letter at the plenary as a result of her removal and the swift response of security agents.
The Party said, since this plot has been foiled by security agents and a change of leadership in the assembly, the Governor's next plan is to sneak out to a neighboring country through the land borders, and then travel through a chartered flight to either Canada or China, where he has acquired some properties with looted funds.
Adesanya, therefore called on security agencies to beef-up security and surveillance in and around the country's borders, to prevent the outgoing Governor and his cronies from escaping with the state's looted funds. He must provide explanations about his abysmal rule as Governor of Ondo State for the last eight (8) years, the statement reads.