UPDATED: Why We Visited Mimiko In Ondo-PDP Governors

The Four PDP Governors who were in Ondo State on Thursday have explained why they paid a visit to former Governor of the State, Dr Olusegun Mimiko.

The Precision NG had earlier reported that Four PDP Governors led by Chairman of the forum and Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal and his counterparts from Oyo, Seyi Makinde; Rivers, Nyesom Wike and Abia, Okezie Ikpeazu visited Mimiko at his Loverboy residence in Ondo city.

The Governors were received by Mimiko, his wife, Olukemi, former deputy governor, Agboola Ajayi, three members of the Ondo state house of assembly, Rasheed Elegbeleye, Tomide Akinribido, Festus Akingbaso, former speaker, Jumoke Akindele, former chief Judge, Olaseinde Kumuyi and deputy governorship Candidate of ZLP in the 2020 election, Gboye Adegbenro and state chairman of the PDP, Fatai Adams, his predecessor, Clement Faboyede, Ondo ZLP Chairman, Joseph Akinlaja among other leaders.

Addressing Journalists after the closed door meeting, Governor Tambuwal of Sokoto state said, “we are here in the beautiful of Ondo Town, in Ondo state the home of our leader, and brother, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, former governor of Ondo state to reinvite him back to his family, his political family, PDP and work towards rescuing Nigeria.

“I am here with the governor of Abia, Rivers and Oyo.”

He said they had a very robust engagement with mimiko and very optimistic they will hear something very positive from him soonest.

“The message is simple, let’s come back to reposition the PDP and rescue the country. The urgency of the matter is now.”

On the implications of the visit for the 2023 general elections, Tambuwal said, “We are rebuilding the political platform, the PDP, we are repositioning it towards ensuring that PDP is back to power in 2023”.

Also speaking to journalists, Mimiko described the visit by the PDP governors as one of the many engagements to woo him back to the party.

“This is one of the series of interactions we have had over the last few months. They have come to tell us why we should join forces with them in the PDP and the efforts they are making in repositioning the party.”

Mimiko promised to make known his position on the visit of the PDP governors after meeting leaders of the Zenith Labour Party.

“We have listened to them and going to have our stakeholders meeting and ultimately it’s the people, the stakeholders that will decide. We will give them information and they will take a decision.”

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