By Samuel Faleye, Akure
The Governor elect of Ondo State, Mr. Oluwarorotimi Akeredolu has said it will take hardwork to surpass the track record put into public service by the state outgoing governor, Olusegun Mimiko.
He noted that Mimiko should be commended for the years he dedicated for public service as two term commissioner for health, Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Minister for Housing and Urban and as a governor.
The governor elect was speaking during a courtesy visit to Mimiko and some members of his cabinet at the governor’s office at Alagbaka in Akure.
Akeredolu will on February 24, 2017 be sworn-in as the sixth civilian governor of the state.
He was accompanied to the governor’s office by the State Deputy Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Engr. Ade Adetimehin, Director-General of Akeredolu Campaign Platform, Hon. Victor Olabimtan, Tunji Abayomi, Femi Agagu, Mr. Yemi Olowolabi, Mr. Lekan Odere, Wale Akinterinwa, Saka Yusuf and Ifedayo Abegunde.
Akeredolu said he and the people of the state owe the governor debt of gratitude for his service to Ondo state and the country at large.
The governor-elect maintained that governor Mimiko displayed exemplary leadership quality in various capacities he had served.
He noted that history is being made in the state with the seamless transition between his team and that of government.
While responding, Mimiko promised to put in place seamless transition to usher in a new government in February next year.
He noted that in the history of the state, this was the first time to have a seamless transition between civilian to civilian government.
He assured Akeredolu of his support to ensure he succeeds in the task of governing the state.
Mimiko who noted that peace was one of his greatest accomplishments enjoined the governor elect to sustain the feat.
However, the incoming and outgoing governments are expected to set up their transition committees very soon.