Mimiko ral­lies Labour Party lead­ers for Jonathan

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Dele Ogun­yemi, Ibadan

Gover­nor of Ondo state Dr. Oluse­gun Mimiko ar­rived Ibadan, Oyo State cap­i­tal, on Wed­nes­day ral­ly­ing mem­bers of the Labour Party in the state to sup­port Pres­i­dent Good­luck Jonathan in all ways pos­si­ble.

Mimiko who was in Oyo State for the for­mal com­mis­sion­ing of a new state sec­re­tariat for Labour Party at Oke-Ado, Ibadan, in­sisted that Labour Party is the only true pro­gres­sive party in Nigeria.

He specif­i­cally warned Labour Party mem­bers not to join the gang-up against Pres­i­dent Jonathan say­ing that will not be in their best in­ter­est.

While urg­ing other states of the fed­er­a­tion in­clud­ing Oyo to em­brace Labour Party for bet­ter wel­fare pro­grammes, Gover­nor Mimiko told the gath­er­ing that the Labour Party govern­ment in Ondo State has made tu­ition fees in the state owned univer­sity the low­est in the coun­try.

He said: “In our univer­sity in Ondo State,tu­ition fees is N25,000. If there is any univer­sity in Nigeria with a tu­ition as low as that, let me know. Some states say they are pro­gres­sive govern­ment yet tu­ition fees in their univer­sity is N250,000. If a pub­lic univer­sity charges N250,000, one won­ders how much pri­vate uni­ver­si­ties will charge.”

Also speak­ing at the fo­rum, Labour Party Na­tional Chair­man Dan Nwanyawu, as­sured that the party will win more states in the 2015 elec­tions, main­tain­ing that Ondo State has demon­strated the good tid­ings that the party has for the people.

He also seized the op­por­tu­nity to raise the hands of Al­haji Fatai Ak­in­bade as the party’s gov­er­nor­ship can­di­date for Osun State.

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