Ondo 2020: Tension in ZLP camp as Obasanjo meets Mimiko ahead of election

Ondo 2020: Tension in ZLP camp as Obasanjo meets Mimiko ahead of election

- The battle to secure the governorship seat ticket in Ondo election is getting heated

- Former President Olusegun Obasanjo met with ZLP leader, Olusegun Mimiko

- According to emerging reports, PDP governors want Mimiko to support their governorship candidate

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With less than two weeks to the Ondo governorship election, former President Olusegun Obasanjo met with Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, a leader of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP).

The Nation, citing PDP sources, reported that governors on the platform of the opposition party reached out to the former president to convince Mimiko to support Eyitayo Jegede their candidate in the Ondo election.

Recall that leaders of the PDP were reportedly mounting pressure on the former governor of Ondo state to support Jegede, following the opposition party's victory in the September 19 governorship election in Edo state.

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Both men were confirmed that have met in Abuja, however, details of the meeting have not yet been made known as at the time of filing this report.

Ondo 2020: Tension in ZLP camp as Obasanjo meets Mimiko ahead of election
Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, former Ondo state governor and leader of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP). Photo credit: The Guardian
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The former Ondo state governor after meeting Obasanjo in Abuja, flew to Akure to campaign for the ZLP at Ile-Oluji, Ile-Oluji/Oke-Igbo local government.

Meanwhile, some chieftains of the ZLP who spoke on condition of anonymity vowed not to follow Mimiko if he opts to dump the party for the PDP.

While expressing fear that Mimiko may dump the deputy governor, Agboola Ajayi at the eleventh hours, the chieftains reportedly noted that there's no longer trust among the ZLP party leaders.

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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Ondo state, candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, and Mimiko traded words ahead of the forthcoming gubernatorial election.

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Mimiko is supporting the candidacy of Agboola Ajayi, the state deputy governor and candidate of the ZLP.

Akeredolu who is the incumbent governor and his predecessor Mimiko of ZLP have continued to bicker, raising accusations and counter-accusations against one another.

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