The Presidential adviser on Niger Delta Affairs, Kingsley Kuku yesterday, said if there was anything President Goodluck Jonathan was passionate about at this moment, it is winning the October 20, Governorship Election in Ondo state for the candidate of Peopleβs Democratic Party (PDP), Olusola Oke.
Kuku also dismissed the claim from the camp of the incumbent governor and candidate of ruling Labour Party, Olusegun Mimiko that President Jonathan gave him the nod to seek re-election, describing it as blatant lie.
The Arogbo politician who also double as chairman of Presidential Amnesty programme described President Jonathan as the most educated president the nation ever had, and a loyal party leader who will rather do everything humanly possible to ensure the victory of PDP in any election.
The presidential adviser said it was common knowledge that the PDP lost the grip of South West from Ondo state when it lost to the LP through the judgment the Appeal Court of 23 February, 2009, adding that the party was ready to regain the control of the region.
Meanwhile, the PDP in the state has dismissed the boast by governor Mimiko that he would win the October 20, election by 70 percent.
In a statement signed by the director of media and publicity of the party Ayo Fadaka, it said this indeed is one of the many unrealistic comments that he has being making in recent times.
Fadaka said;β It is obvious from his many comments that he is completely insulated, isolated and detached from public opinion, however we consider it necessary to jolt Mimiko from his revelry to absolute reality to let him know that the people of this State have come to distrust him absolutelyβ
It is time to make Mimiko realize that the people have not forgotten about the many projects he initiated and abandoned after he has sunk so much money. In this regard, mention must be made of the Dome project that was to cost N1.2 billion and given a completion period of six months, has since gulped N2.9billion, the Kaadi Igbeayo project, an Identity Card Scheme that cost the State N4billion has since been abandoned and same for many of its other projects,β Fakada stated.