2015: South-West â€Žwill vote Jonathan not propaganda, says Mimiko
Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo state has declared that the Southwest will vote massively for President Goodluck Jonathan in next year’s poll even if the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) fields a Yoruba man as its presidential running mate.
Mimiko made this known while fielding questions from newsmen at the Presidential Villa where Jonathan launched the Youth Employment in Agriculture Programme (YEAP) and the Find for Agricultural Finance in Nigeria (FAFIN), where he explained that the Southwest voters are politically savvy enough to cast their votes based on issues instead of ethnic considerations.
“I am saying this with all sense of humility, of enlightenment especially in appreciation of issues of politics, in terms of long history of progressive political engagement, you give it to Southwest that they know their onions.
“Don’t forget that even in 2012 when Mr. President did not have any governor in the Southwest, he won in all the Southwest states apart from one.
“And I tell you, in the Southwest, we can sift issues from propaganda. We know the difference between propaganda and the real stuff.
“What we have seen today is real stuff. Everybody that was at this presentation cannot but come to the conclusion that the transformation agenda of Mr. President in agriculture is working.
“Again, this is real stuff; not propaganda. And I tell you, in the Southwest, this election will be about real stuff, it’s about issues not about propaganda.
“I have no doubt in my mind that the Southwest will vote for President Jonathan to continue along this path of very useful engagement and productive governance,” he said.