13th October, 2010
An industrialist and prominent indigene of Oka Akoko, Ondo State, Prince OlusegunÂ Ologbese has frowned at the exclusion of indigenes of the town in the various politicalÂ appointments made by Governor Olusegun Mimiko since coming to office in 2009.
Prince Ologbese, who is also the Chairman of Ogbese International Limited, described asÂ sad the inability of Dr. Mimiko to include Oka indigenes in his cabinet.
He appealed to the governor to correct this anomaly as quickly as possible becauseÂ indigenes of the town closely identified with him during his struggle to reclaim hisÂ mandate and had been supporting all his programmes.
Prince Ologbese also called on the governor to revisit the case of the suspended ChairmanÂ of Akoko South West Local Government, Mr. Charles Akinniyi, who was alleged to haveÂ misappropriated a huge sum of money belonging to the council.
”If it is true that the council chairman was ordered to refund N11 million by theÂ state’s House of Assembly Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, insteadÂ of the N15 million he allegedly pledged to return, the state government should interveneÂ in the matter and ensure that the money was paid into the council’s account,” he said.