- Obasanjo's media aide has denied media reports claiming the former president met with Mimiko ahead of the Ondo governorship election
- Some PDP members had earlier claimed that Obasanjo purportedly met with Mimiko in Abuja to prevail on him to support the PDP
- Mimiko, a former governor of Ondo State, is the leader of the ZLP in the state
Contrary to some media reports, Ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo’s spokesman Kehinde Akinyemi has said his principal did not meet Dr Olusegun Mimiko in Abuja to get him to support the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming Ondo election.
The Nation reported that some PDP governors had purportedly reached out to Obasanjo to prevail on Mimiko who is the leader of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) to dump the party and support Eyitayo Jegede, the candidate of the PDP.
The newspaper said some anonymous sources in the PDP said Obasanjo purportedly met with Mimiko in Abuja.
However, the former president's spokesman has denied the alleged Abuja meeting.
Meanwhile, after helping Godwin Obaseki cruise to a re-election victory in Edo State, Rivers governor, Nyesom Wike, has vowed to visit Ondo as the constitution guarantees him the right.
The governor made this known on Tuesday, September 29, when he featured in a live television programme in Akure, Ondo state's capital.
The Ondo guber election has been slated for October 10 by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
In another report, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos has urged the people of Ondo State to support Governor Rotimi Akeredolu on his re-election bid.
Sanwo-Olu said that the performance of Akeredolu in the state was evident.
The Lagos governor said this in Okitipupa, Okitipupa local government area of the state during the campaign tour of Akeredolu to seek the blessings of traditional rulers of the area ahead of the poll.
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