In Ondo ‘Mimiko planning to award N62bn contract before leaving office,’ APC claims

The Ondo APC made the claim via a statement released by its publicity secretary, Omoba Abayomi Adesanya.

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 Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo state. play

 Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo state.

(PM News Nigeria)
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The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State has alleged that Governor Olusegun Mimiko is planning to award unnecessary contracts before he leaves office in February 2017.

The Ondo APC made the claim via a statement released by its publicity secretary, Omoba Abayomi Adesanya.

The statement reads:

“The outgoing Governor Olusegun Mimiko has concluded plans to award contracts worth N62Billion between now -November 2016 to February 2017 when he would be vacating office as the Chief Executive Officer of the State.”

“Among the contracts to be awarded is the 28KM ABOTO-ATIJERE road, in Ilaje Local Government Area of the state, to the cost of N12billion, given to ZHIJIANG Construction Company Ltd, that Governor Mimiko will sign-off this week without bidding.

“The Governor’s plan is to pay 75% upfront of the total contract sum without following due process as a way to embezzle the state fund and leave the treasury empty for successive government. This is against the social contract he sworn with the people.

“We were reliably informed that ZHIJIANG Construction Company Ltd is owned by a close ally of the Governor but in a matter of days, our investigation will confirm this among other corrupt plans of the Dr. Olusegun Mimiko to plunge our state into serious financial debt after his tenure.

“Our party, APC shall keep close-watch of the Governor and his cabals and continue to expose his shady deals.”

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Elections to choose Mimiko’s successor will hold on November 26.

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