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Mimiko Seeks Support For Buhari, Eulogises Jonathan

Posted: May 4, 2015 at 9:14 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

In an Apparent volte-face, Ondo State Governor, Dr  Olusegun Mimiko  has solicited support and prayers for the success of the in-coming administration of President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari , even as he called for prayers for  President Goodluck Jonathan for his sacrifice for peace and political stability of  Nigeria.

Dr Mimiko made the plea on Sunday during a  thanksgiving service to round off this year’s Workers’ Day  celebration in the state, held at the Cathedral Church of St David in Akure. He submitted that Jonathan must be commended for his wisdom and humility in accepting defeat at the appropriate time with a view to saving the country from political calamity.

The Governor, who thanked the church of God for the prayers offered before and during the last general elections in the country, stressed that God had answered the prayers and the entire nation is now enjoying peace.

While appreciating the people for their support and prayers when the political situation was tough in the State, Mimiko assured workers in the State of harmonious relationship with his administration in the best interest of the people.

In his sermon, the provost of the cathedral, Very Rev’d Olusegun Osotayo attributed the high rate of corruption in the country to lack of Spirit of God, saying that most churches promote corruption for financial benefit.

Very Rev’d Osotayo, who ruled out any positive change in the country without  divine intervention of God, however, appealed to the leaders and those in the positions of authority  to work according to the spirit of God.

Governor Mimiko had at the commencement of activities marking the 2015 Workers Day celebration on Friday, amidst jubilation by the  workers over payment of their salaries and entitlement, promised to foot the medical bills of a worker with the State House of Assembly, Amos Oladipo who has a brain tumour.

At the event, the workers praised  the government for the prompt payment of their salaries, with  Governor Mimiko  re-affirming the commitment of his government to continue to provide usual workers welfare package for the entire public servants in the State. He emphasized that government has been meeting its responsibilities to the workers in the face of dwindling revenue from the federation account allocation.