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PDP governors hold talks with Mimiko, ZLP in Ondo

Mr Mimiko told reporters that he would carry along his political structures across the state before taking final decision on his return to the PDP.

• October 28, 2021

Some governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday visited former governor of Ondo State Olusegun Mimiko to woo him back to the party.

Governors Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto, Nyesom Wike of Rivers, Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia and Seyi Makinde of Oyo were welcomed by Mr Mimiko into his country home.

The entourage also had discussions with Agboola Ajayi, the immediate past Deputy Governor in the state, who is the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) Governorship Candidate in the 2020 governorship election, his running mate, Gboye Adegbenro and state Chairman of ZLP, Joseph Akinlaja.

The governors had on arrival held a closed door meeting with Mr Mimiko at his residence in Ondo Town.

Speaking with journalists after the meeting, Mr Tambuwal said that the visit was aimed at bringing the like minds together to rescue the country from its current challenges.

According to him, the visit is on the directive of the party to embark on a trip to the historic town of Ondo to woo Mr Mimiko back to his family.

“We have had a robust engagement with him and we are very hopeful that we are going to hear something very positive from him soonest.

“Our message is simple, let’s come back and reposition the PDP and work toward rescuing Nigeria. The urgency of the matter is now.

“The essence is for rebuilding the party toward ensuring that PDP is back in power in 2023,” Mr Tambuwal said.

Responding, Mr Mimiko told reporters that he would carry along his political structures across the state before taking final decision on his return to the PDP.

He said: “This is one of the series of interactions we had in the last two months and they have come, at least to convince us why we should come back to join forces with them in PDP.

“We have listened to them; we will go back to our stakeholders’ meeting, because it is them that will decide before we jointly take our decision on it,” he said. 

(NAN)

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