- Inspired by its victory in Edo, the PDP is making strategic moves to defeat the APC in the forthcoming Ondo governorship election
- The party is reportedly making moves to get the support of former Ondo governor, Mimiko
- Mimiko is currently a chieftain of the ZLP whose governorship candidate is Agboola Ajayi
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Leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are reportedly mounting pressure on the former governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko, to support Eyitayo Jegede, their candidate in the forthcoming Ondo governorship election.
This follows the opposition party's victory in the September 19 governorship election in Edo state.
The Nation, citing anonymous sources, reported that the PDP is strategising to get Mimiko's support in order to weaken the strength of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) and its candidate, Agboola Ajayi.
The governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, and his Sokoto State counterpart, Aminu Tambuwal, have reportedly scheduled to meet Mimiko soon.
The meeting's focus is reportedly to pressure Mimiko to accept the proposed alliance between the PDP and ZLP in order to defeat Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
A source was quoted to have said:
“I have been told that the national leader of ZLP, Mimiko, has been contacted by both governors on the need for the meeting so as to bring our candidate to him to possibly apologise publicly in order to get his support to unseat the APC in that state. We won’t take chances at all."
Meanwhile, Dighitoi Feku, a member of the ZLP campaign council has dumped the party.
Feku left the party 48 hours after she was unveiled as a member of the party’s campaign council and defected to the ruling APC.
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She also donated campaign materials to the APC which have already been presented to the Ondo state governor and the party's flagbearer, Akeredolu, at the Government House in Alagbaka-Akure.
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