Four PDP Governors visit Mimiko ahead of planned defection


Four governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are in Ondo State, as the former Governor of the state, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, plans to decamp to the party.

They are: Governors Nyesom Wike (Rivers), Seyi Makinde (Oyo), Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto) and Okezie Ikpeazu, (Abia).

Reports indicate that the PDP governors’ arrival, is connected to plans by Mimiko to return to the PDP from Zenith Labour Party (ZLP).

At the residence of Mimiko during the arrival of the governors was the former Deputy Governor of the state and governorship candidate of ZLP during the 2020 election, Agboola Ajayi who is expected to join Mimiko on his journey back to PDP.

Also three current members of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Rasheed Elegbeleye (PDP), Tomide Akinribido (ZLP) and Festus Akingbaso (PDP), as well as the former Speaker of the Assembly, Jumoke Akindele were at the residence of the former governor.

The former Chief Judge of the state Olaseinde Kumuyi who is a chieftain of ZLP and Deputy governorship candidate of ZLP in the 2020 election, Gboye Adegbenro were also at the meeting.

Others include former House of Reps member, Joseph Akinlaja, ex-governorship aspirant, Banji Okunomo, as well as Dr Kola Ademujimi, Eni Akinsola, John-Paul Akinduro, Andrew Ogunsakin, Ayo Fadoju, Afolabi Akinsiku, Bolanle Olafunmiloye, Funmilola Oluwadare, Taye Afilaka among other top former senior aides to Mimiko.

The meeting is being held behind closed doors.

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