Mimiko's Loyalists Back Out Of His Political Movement
After weeks of speculations and contemplation, former governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko has left the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the Labour Party.
But, he was rejected by the Labour Party and he now seems stranded.
Now, Mimiko appears to be the only one embarking on his uncertain political destination because many notable loyalists and die-hard believers of his political visions are not ready to leave the PDP.
An investigation by Bounce News correspondent in Akure revealed that many of Mimiko's aides who served under his government for eight years believe that it is easier for them to achieve their political goals in PDP than the Labour Party which does not have a structure in the state and the country.
(Photo: Chief Kola Ademujimi, former chief of staff)
Meanwhile, Chief Kola Ademujimi, a bosom friend and two-time Chief of Staff to the former governor, has wished Dr. Mimiko best of luck on his next move.
In a chat with one of his aides in Akure, it was exclusively confirmed that the former COS is already done with the idea of jumping from one political platform to the other.
Also, the PDP candidate in the 2016 governorship election of Ondo state, Eyitayo Jegede believes he can realize his political ambition in PDP.
Jegede was the state Attorney general and commissioner for justice for eight years under Mimiko. He was solely endorsed by the former governor as his preferred choice over legions of aspirants under the party in 2016.
Reacting to the insinuation that he is decamping with his erstwhile boss, Jegese said: "I still remain in PDP".
(Photo: Dayo Awude, former commissioner for Youths and sports)
Similarly, the likes of Dayo Awude, former director of protocols who later became the state commissioner for Youths and Sports and Kayode Akinmade, former commissioner for information have already picked interest forms to contest the 2019 general election under the PDP.
Before now, the state chairman of PDP, Clement Faboyede who was singlehandedly installed by Mimiko had already made it public that if the former governor insists on his move, PDP continues, and all they will do is wish him best of luck.
(Photo: Kayode Akinmade, former commissioner for information)
With Mimiko's political clout in Nigeria, he however appears to be walking on a familiar terrain with unknown companions.
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