The Mimiko Campaign Organisation (MCO) on Monday lambasted the former governor of Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Agagu over his attempt to challenge to his removal from office saying that Agagu was on an ego trip that would eventually lead to his undoing unless he retraces his steps.
The ex-governor was according to news reports seeking judicial assistance over his removal from office by the court. He is said to be hinging his redress on a purported fake State Security Services (SSS) report which he said nailed him and gave victory to Mimiko who contested against him in 2007.
But the MCO while describing Agagu’s antics as comical, kindergarten in nature, and a trip to perdition, berated him for all his tissues of lies all in his desperation to thwart the work of God.
It noted that the current development was the culminations of series of lies which it noted included the false allegation that Mimiko was about probing his activities as governor for the four legal years and the two illegal years he spent in office.
According to the MCO’s Director of Publicity and Media Relations, Mr Kolawole Olabisi, Agagu’s problem stemmed from ego which was bruised by his loss to Dr Olusegun Mimiko in the 2007 Governorship election despite all the money, influence and power behind him.
“A man who is obsessed by ego is easily irked when his ego is bruised; so it is with Agagu. First he lost as Governor to his former Secretary to State Government (SSG).
He also lost in his vaunted ambition to become a Senator of the Federal Republic also to Mimiko and now he is propping up Olusola Oke, a lightweight, to challenge Mimiko again.
“We are aware of all Agagu moves, now that it has become crystal clear that his minion would lose, he has embarked on this latest fly in the ointment antics. In the next few days, an Ibadan based lawyer who is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) would go to court to seek an order compelling the Inspector General of Police to arraign Dr Olaiya Oni, a former Chairman of the Labour Party (LP) in Ondo State who in 2008 swore to an oath and tendered the SSS report at the Justice Garba Nabaruma led Election Petition Tribunal in Ondo State.
“Dr Oni who has since decamped to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would thereafter be made to tell the court that truly the SSS report he tendered was faked and that he was given the report by Dr Olusegun Mimiko the incumbent Governor of Ondo State. The tactics was to embarrass Dr Mimiko and whittle down his growing influence not only in Nigeria but globally. Agagu had in addition equally assured Oni that the case would later be withdrawn,” Olabisi disclosed.
While reminding the former Governor of the parable of the tortoise who while going on obviously senseless journey was counselled from doing so but had retorted that he would only returned after being disgraced, the MCO said that nothing but disgrace, gnashing of teeth and regret would follow such a folly for the ex-governor unless he allow decorum and submission to the will of God and the people of Ondo State who rejected him.
“That Dr Olusegun Mimiko’s victory at the courts of law, both at the Tribunal and at the Court of Appeal in Benin was sacrosanct and not based on any security report is not in doubt. The truth is the inability of Agagu to discharge the burden of proof which Dr Olusegun Mimiko as the Petitioner was able to prove and shift on him. He is aware of all that transpired and his latest moves and funny posturing are nothing but the antics of a wounded man out for a pound of flesh at all cost.”
While calling on Dr Olaiya Oni, a former Minister of Education, a Secretary to the State Government and a great-grand father not to allow himself to be used, the MCO urged the Septuagenarian to acquaint himself with the provisions of the law of our land as to the punishment for perjury in a law court.
“As the legal maxim goes; one cannot approbate and reprobate at the same time. Olaiya Oni swore under oath while tendering the document that it was the real thing and if he goes before the court again to say otherwise, he should expect whatever comes out of such a mission. A word is enough for the wise,” the organisation stated.