- The ZLP has confirmed that there was a meeting between Olusegun Mimiko and Olusegun Obasanjo in Ondo
- The national chairman of the party, Dan Nwanyanwu, admitted that the meeting was aimed at discussing the possibility of forging an alliance with the PDP ahead of the poll
- However, Nwanyanwu disclosed that the aim was stalled after Mimiko told Obasanjo some deep truth about the current politics in the state
The leadership of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) has finally admitted that the former governor of Ondo, Olusegun Mimiko actually met with Olusegun Obasanjo in the state recently.
The national chairman of the ZLP, Dan Nwanyanwu, on Wednesday, October 7, revealed that the said meeting between the duo was aimed at looking for a possible alliance with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the Ondo election.
However, Nwanyanwu disclosed to journalists that when Mimiko opened Obasanjo's eyes to the political underpinning and terrain of Ondo, the former Nigerian president was shocked.
Nwanyanwu said that as things stand now, the party is not in agreement with any other political platform and that it is certain of winning the poll since the Ondo people are looking for the ZLP, having tasted of its good leadership and delivery of the dividends of democracy in the past.
“That is correct. Obasanjo met with Mimiko. Obasanjo was shocked about some things Mimiko told him.
“We are already in the ballot. We are not in agreement with any party. Ondo people want us back. They got dividends of democracy when Mimiko was there. Agboola Ajayi will win the election on Saturday.”
Earlier, Obasanjo was reported to have met with Mimiko, a leader of ZLP. Governors on the platform of the PDP reached out to the former president to convince Mimiko to support Eyitayo Jegede their candidate in the Ondo election.
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.
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