- At least four PDP governors are holding a closed-door meeting with former governor Mimiko in Ondo state
- Reports indicate that their mission was to woo Mimiko back to the PDP ahead of the 2023 general elections
- Meanwhile, Adamawa governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, had earlier said Mimiko would join the PDP within a few days
Ondo, Ondo state - Four governors on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are in Ondo to woo a former governor of the state, Olusegun Mimiko, back to the lead opposition party.
According to The Nation, the PDP governors Seyi Makinde (Oyo state), Nyesom Wike Rivers (state), Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia state) and Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto state).
Legit.ng gathers that a large number of members of the Zenith Labour Party(ZLP), Mimiko's current party, are at his residency in Ondo town to welcome the PDP governors.
They are meeting behind closed doors with Mimiko at the time of filing this report.
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It was gathered that the Governors are to formalise talks with Mimiko on his return to the party.
According to Channels TV, Mimiko is expected to address journalists and formally announce whether or not he will be joining the PDP along with his associates and supporters
Other politicians present at the meeting include the immediate past deputy governor of Ondo state, Agboola Ajayi; former member of House of Reps, Joseph Akinlaja, Speaker, Ondo State House of Assembly, Jumoke Akindele; former governorship aspirant Banji Okunomo, former Chief Judge of Ondo state, Olasehinde Kumuyi; Chief of Staff to Mimiko, Kola Ademujimi and others.
Mimiko was a member of the Alliance for Democracy (AD) but later defected to the PDP and was made a minister under former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
He was however elected Ondo state governor on the platform of the Labour Party (LP). The former governor also returned to the PDP before the end of his administration.
He defected to the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) shortly before the 2019 general elections and contested for the Ondo Central senatorial seat but lost.
Fintiri says Mimiko will soon join PDP
Fintiri who is the chairman of the PDP national convention committee said this on Tuesday, October 26, when he appeared as a guest of Channels TV's Politics Today. Reacting to the comment that the PDP has lost some of its governors to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Fintiri said elections are not won based on the number of governors a party has.