The pan Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, believes the outcome of last Saturday’s governorship election in Ondo State is a clear signal to the end of the Action Congress of Nigeria in South-West.
The group also stressed that the outcome of the election had shown that Yoruba people were tired of the ACN and would “kick them out at the appropriate time”.
Below is the text of a letter signed by Afenifere leader, Chief Reuben Fasoranti:
“Afenifere salutes Mr. Governor and wishes him well.... This victory, amongst other things, is victory over god-fatherism, a rejection of political imposition and slavery from outside the state and the people’s hope of a better deal to come.
“One or two of your predecessors have one way or the other broken the jinx of second term in office. But yours is unique and not associated with rancour or political upheaval. We appreciate God for you....
“There is a need for the exhibition of fair play and justice to all and carry the banner of progressive politics into national politics now that the eclipse of the ACN is unavoidable.
“We entered into electoral cooperation with you (Mimiko) in the election for mutual respect in all ramifications for you to give better governance to our people, and for the creation of a forum for the emergence of a healthy third force to counter an emerging group under the leadership of few disrespectful, snobbish, arrogant, ravaging and power-thirsty politicians.
“In the march for progress and greater things to come, he should consider an all inclusive government to assist him in the governance of the state.”