Mimiko set to dump LP for PDP
Speculation was at its peak yesterday that the Ondo State Governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko may, any moment from now, announce his official defection to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the ruling Labour Party (LP) in the state.
Already many chieftains of the LP, including some former aides of the Governor had been defecting to the PDP since the beginning of the year.
It was reliably gathered that the Governor had indicated his interest in joining the PDP, as he had reportedly met with the national leadership of the party in Abuja, during which the issue of when and how he would come back to his former party were discussed.
However, yesterday evening, it was gathered that the Governor met with the leadership of the ruling LP at the 18 local government areas of the state on the development.
But no official information was available on the matter as at press time.
The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor (CPS) Eni Akinsola could not confirm nor deny the story.
According to him, “If such thing is happening, you journalists will be the first to get informed, “he said.
However, a close associate of the Governor, who spoke on condition of anonymity, explained that the Governor was already out of the LP, noting that at the national level, he had concluded the arrangement, adding that he was still consulting with stakeholders at the state level.
“As I am speaking to you right now, Oga is already in the PDP. He will meet the leaders of LP from the 18 local government areas today (yesterday) to inform them and fashion out how they will all move, because if he moves out, definitely all of us will follow him, “he said.
According to an observer, the movement of the governor from the LP may mark the death of the party in the state
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