Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State, has described the ‘change’ slogan by the All Progressives Congress as a hoax, adding that the opposition party is an object of propaganda.
He, however, described President Goodluck Jonathan as a progressive.
Mimiko stated this while inaugurating a primary school as part of activities commemorating his 6th anniversary as the governor of the state on Friday in Akure, the state capital.
The governor said the project was inspired by President Jonathan.
Mimiko, in a statement on Friday, said Jonathan, like Ondo State, had demonstrated that he is a progressive, adding that “building a mega school for the Ondo State government is making an ideological statement”.
He said, “The mega school concept of our government is about re-engineering education in the state with emphasis on Information and Communications Technology. It is an initiative which is about polity, equity and real progressivism, which is beyond the suffocating propaganda being dished out by agents of nebulous change in the country.
“The same progressivism drive is behind the decision of President Jonathan’s establishment of Almajiri schools in the North. What is being experienced in the state is the real change and just like what President Jonathan is doing at the federal level.
“This is different from those who lack integrity but (are) calling for change which they can’t give. You have contested presidential election four times and you call yourself a poor man; what kind of lie is that? Is that what will bring change?”
Mimiko stressed that the country would do better under President Jonathan because he had demonstrated that he meant well for the country “unlike those who are after power to shore up their investment base”.