Akeredolu, Mimiko end cold war, exchange pleasantry

By: Oluwatosin Adesola

Ondo state Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and his estranged friend and immediate predecessor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko today met for the second time at a public function since the duo engaged in political cold war during the last October 10 2020 governorship election in the state.

The duo had met for the first time at UNIMED last wednesday in Ondo, but the picture of the greeting did not go viral like that of today.

SUNSHINETRUTH recalls that Mimiko had allegedly abandoned his friend Akeredolu ahead of the poll to support Aketi’s former deputy, Agboola Ajayi on the platform of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), which led to series of verbal wars between the two friends.

Akeredolu who described Mimiko as ‘bogus enemy’ then, won the election by beating Agboola to third position.

However, both Mimiko and Akeredolu today met at the 70th anniversary thanksgiving service of Afenifere, held at St. David’s Anglican Cathedral Akure, the state capital.

Our correspondent who witnessed the church programme saw the duo exchanging pleasantry to delight of other worshippers and Afenifere chieftains.


Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, on Sunday, May 2, 2021, joined members and leaders of the Pan Yoruba Socio-Cultural Organization, Afenifere, in the state at a Thanksgiving service in commemoration of the group’s 70th Anniversary.

Governor Akeredolu, who spoke after the Church programme held at St. David’s Cathedral Church, Ijomu-Akure, the state capital, described the 70th Anniversary as significant.

The governor recalled that the group started in Owo, stressing that it is one of the great things that were birthed in the ancient town which must be celebrated.

Akeredolu added that with the array of leaders of the group, including the nonagenarian, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, the 70th Anniversary was a landmark.

“You know their struggle and they are still continuing. So, It is a great day for Afenifere,” the Governor said.

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