Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo state on Saturday denied shielding his predecessor, Mr. Olusegun Mimiko over the indebtedness of his government.
Speaking during his maiden Media Chat tagged “An Evening with the Governor”, Mr. Akeredolu said Mr. Mimiko left above N220 billion debt for his government.
He said, “Yes Mimiko is my friend, I cannot deny that because politics will come and go but I restate that what I met on ground is over 220 billion debt,its a fallacy to say mimiko left money, if yes, why was he owing?”
The governor also said being a lawyer, he will not support local government autonomy.
”I never said I will support local government autonomy during my campaign.
“We must handle local government autonomy with caution because Nigeria has only the federal and state as federating units,” he said.