Ondo State Governor, Olusegun Mimiko, has sent his congratulatory message to the Governor-Elect, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN).
Mimiko in a statement signed on Monday by his Chief Press Secretary, Eni Akinsola, said: “It behooves of him as the Governor of Ondo State to congratulate the Governor-elect, Akeredolu, (SAN), and wish him success in the challenging task of governing our dear State.”
“It is incumbent upon me as governor to facilitate a smooth transition between my government and the incoming one.
“I will, to this end, provide the ambience for a smooth and seamless transition process.”
While promising to continue to provide leadership to the state till the takeover date, Mimiko expressed his appreciation to the people of the state.
He said: “I use this medium to express my sincere appreciation to all our citizens for the very peaceful manner in which they conducted themselves throughout the election period.
“I will not waiver in providing needed leadership to our dear State till the last day of my term,” he promised.
He enjoined residents to strive to sustain the peace enjoyed in the state for the past seven years, promising to speak with them as occasion demands as his “eight year tenure inches to an end.”
Akeredolu, emerged as winner of the Ondo state gubernatorial election, held on November 26, 2016.
In his acceptance speech, the governor-elect stated: “There has been obvious neglect of people in the rural areas, and his government will focus more on grassroots development.”
He then promised to go straight into work to bring about improvement in all aspects of the state’s economy.