mimikoGovernor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo state has been accused of sharp and illegal practices to raise funds for phoney expenditure by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State.

Mimiko, whose tenure would end February 23, is being accused of trying to sell off “almost new” cars.

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In a statement by the Party’s Publicity Secretary, Abayomi Adesanya, prospective buyers are warned against entering into a bargain for the cars. The statement was worded as a caveat emptor for prospective buyers.

He said: “We want to say unequivocally that anyone, persons or group of persons, that buy any government properties – vehicles, landed property, shares and other things from the outgoing government of Olusegun Mimiko will forfeit such items without refunding their money.

“All efforts will be made to retrieve the properties legitimately with the help of security agencies when APC takes over the reins of power on Feb. 24.

“We are alerting and cautioning the general public and the good people of Ondo State to be conscious not to deal, in any form, with the outgoing government of Olusegun Mimiko and his cronies at this twilight of his tenure.

“We also use this opportunity to once again warn civil servants in the state not to involve in this dastard act as any officer found to be partaker either directly or indirectly will face the law when the new administration takes over.

“We have been inundated with calls and messages by some government officials and concerned citizens about other unwholesome practices by some outgoing political office holders in the state,’’ he said.

Adesanya said that such unwholesome practices would be taken care of by the new government.

Mr Kayode Akinmade, the State Commissioner for Information, Mr Eni Akinsola, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, were both out of reach and unavailable for comments.

NAN