2019 elections: Mimiko drops presidential ambition for senate seat

The presidential candidate of the Zenith Labour Party, ZLP, Olusegun Mimiko has now dumped his ambition for senatorial seat.
Mimiko, who had earlier dumped the Labour Party, LP for the ZLP to realize his presidential ambition, will have his name substituted for his erstwhile Commissioner for Works, Gboye Adegbenro has the Ondo Central Senatorial District candidate.

A source within the ZLP, who is also a strong ally of Adegbenro, confirmed that the development has disrupted political calculations within the party, ading that the new move by the former Governor of Ondo State was reached after an inner caucus meeting of members of his “think-tank”.

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“Yes, I can tell you that the U-turn has been finalized. But it’s quite unfortunate that he could be doing this to Gboye.

“He (Gboye) has been the one financing the party even when he was with him in Labour Party.

“Gboye has been a loyal man to Mimiko, he served under him as governor for eight years under various capacities. Iroko shouldn’t have done this to him.

“Even if he must dribble, which we all know him for, he shouldn’t have done it to Gboye,” the source stated.


Tireni Adebayo

Tireni Adebayo is the Editor of Kemi Filani News. She has BSC in Mass Communication from the Redeemer's University and M.A in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos (2014 - 2015) where she majored in Public Relations and Advertising and Digital Media.  When she is not writing, she is either listening to music or reading her favorite books. Tel: +2348061000090 Address: Herbert Macaulay, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria Email: [email protected]

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