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When Tambuwal, Makinde, Wike Stormed Ondo Town To Woo Mimiko Back To PDP


Less than 48 hours to their party’s national congress, four Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors have visited Ondo State to woo former Governor Olusegun Mimiko back to the party.

A large number of Zenith Labour Party(ZLP) members were at the residence of Mimiko in Ondo town to welcome the PDP contingent led by Oyo Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde.

Other Governors in the team included Nyesom Wike(Rivers); Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia) and Aminu Tambuwal(Sokoto).

They met behind closed doors with Mimiko.

It was gathered that the Governors were to formalise talks with Mimiko on his return to the party.

Sources said Mimiko is expected to meet with leaders of ZLP in the State to formally announce his movement to the PDP.

Immediate past Deputy Governor and candidate of the ZLP in last year’s governorship election, Agboola Ajayi, is expected to defect to the PDP with him.

Mimiko was a member of the Alliance for Democracy (AD) in 1999 and served as Commissioner for Health in the late Adefarati administration.

He defected to the PDP and was made Minister under former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

He was, however, elected Governor on the platform of the Labour Party(LP) but returned to the PDP before the end of his administration.

Mimiko, known as the Iroko, defected to the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) ahead of the 2019 general elections where he contested for the Ondo Central Senatorial seat but lost.

Credit: thenationonlineng.net

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