Ondo State Deputy Governor Alhaji Ali Olanusi yesterday said the state government is not bothered about the petitions against it before election petition tribunal.
Olanusi who spoke with Daily Trust in Akure said the cases cannot distract the attention of the government to work for people of the state.
Action Congress of Nigeria (CAN), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) and Accord Party in the state had challenged victory of the Ondo State Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko at the Election Petition Tribunal.
They based their petitions that the last year October 20 governorship election was manipulated by Governor Mimiko.
Olanusi described their allegations as untrue and a way to cause distraction to the present administration.
He said, “Let me tell you, the last year governorship election in Ondo State was the best in history of any election in the state. People of the state could testify to it. Even international observers certified it, they are just wasting their time”.
he said there’s no plan by Dr Mimiko to go back to PDP, Olanusi described the development as rumour, saying” I don’t believe in rumour.
“If Governor Mimiko is going to PDP, he must tell me. Up till now, there is no place Mimiko told me that he would leave Labour Party for PDP”