Amosun’s aide to defend Mimiko at tribunal as group kicks


The aide is a legal assistant to Governor Amosun in Ogun.

Alleged attempts by a legal adviser to the Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, to represent the Ondo State Governor, Olusegun Mimiko, at the Election Tribunal has been kicked against by an Ondo group.

The group, the Ondo State Professional Integrity Forum, accused the Senior Special Assistant on Legal Matters to Mr. Amosun, Olumide Ayeni, of unprofessional behaviour by choosing to be a counsel to Mr. Mimiko.

Mr. Amosun is a chieftain of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, and campaigned for his party’s candidate, Rotimi Akeredolu, against Mr. Mimiko of the Labour Party during the October 20 governorship election in Ondo State.

Mr. Akeredolu, the ACN, and others are challenging Mr. Mmiko’s victory in the elections and have filed their petitions before the tribunal.

Mr. Ayeni, an incumbent aide to Mr. Amosun, has been engaged to defend Mr. Mimiko at the Tribunal sitting in Akure while still serving in the Ogun governor’s office.

The group, in a statement signed by its Chairman, Lawrence Ololade, noted that there will be a conflict of interest for Mr. Ayeni to serve Mr. Amosun elected also work against the interest of Mr. Akeredolu at the Tribunal.

“You either choose to continue to work for ACN government in Ogun state or decamp and work for Labour Party government in Ondo state,” they stated.

The group accused Mr. Mimiko of a plot to distract and divide the ACN governors in his quest to remain in office.

The group added that a political appointee of ACN government in Ogun state ought not to show disloyalty by taking up a brief against the interest of the party that he currently works for.

It noted that no amount of scheming by Mr. Mimiko can prevent the truth of the ‘fraudulent October 20 governorship election in Ondo State’ from being exposed at the Election Tribunal.

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