The race to occupy Aso Rock in 2019 is getting more interesting.

Former Ondo State Governor, Olusegun Mimiko, has declared his bid to run for president on the platform of the Labour party in 2019.

Mimiko made the declaration at exactly 12:15pm, at an event held at the National Secretariat of the Abdulkadir Abdulsalam-led LP, in Abuja, on Thursday.

He said there comes a time in the life of a nation where all patriots must stand up to be counted.

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“I have found it compelling to declare my intention to run for president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” he said.

Mimiko lamented the wanton killings across the country especially in the Middle Belt saying purposeful leadership was required to halt the carnage.

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