Akure indigenes have threatened to resist any attempt by Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State to impose people with little electoral value on them. They also warned the governor to desist from taking any decision that could revive the old Ondo/Akure rivalry.
Addressing a press conference yesterday in Akure, the secretary general of Akure Community Development Forum (ACDF), Bayo Fajemilua, accused Mimiko of marginalising Akure community.
Fajemilua noted that the governor had been doing everything to make sure that the state capital was pushed out of political reckoning in the state.
According to him, Akure has been practically excluded from political appointments at the federal, state and district levels.
“Governor Olusegun Mimiko is used to hijacking all political positions and developmental projects to his own community, Ondo, regardless of the rightful owner of the project.
“The governor ensures that no Akure person occupies the first 10 positions in the state. He is also fond of witch-hunting anybody from Akure community who has goodwill for the land.
“It is no more news that projects of great social, political and economic value to the community were abandoned by the present government,” he alleged.