Olusegun Mimiko, the immediate past governor of Ondo State and candidate of the Zenith Labour Party for the 2019 Ondo Central Senatorial district elections, has delivered a Christmas message to Christians and all Nigerians.
The former governor urged Nigerians of all backgrounds to celebrate peacefully and see the Christmas as another opportunity to beseech God for peace and peaceful co-existence in the land.
Dr. Mimiko in an e-mailed statement to The Trent on Tuesday, December 25, 2018 called on Nigerians of diverse faith to show more love towards one and another.
“As we celebrate yet another season of the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, I call on all to make good use of the season to show love to the needy in the society and pray for our dear nation as we approach the 2019 general elections,” Dr. Mimiko said.
The ZLP senatorial candidate, who said no religion preaches voter apathy, urged the people of Ondo Central Senatorial district and Nigerians not to allow their religious belief hinder them from actively participating as voters in the 2019 elections, warning that failure by believers of all faith to exercise their civic rights may spell doom for the progress of the nation.
Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, the immediate past Governor of Ondo State, is one of the few globally respected transformation and inspirational leaders in Nigeria. An award winning champion of social democracy, universal healthcare, and free education in Africa, Mimiko is widely regarded as a revolutionary politician due to his non-conformist ideology and governance style.