The former governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko, has declined to serve as head of the state’s Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Council.
Mimiko declared that despite the need for party equity, he will continue to support Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike.
The newly formed Ondo PDP Presidential Campaign Council, scheduled for inauguration on Thursday, has appointed the former governor as its leader.
However, according to a statement by his Special Assistant on Media and Digital Communications, John Paul Akinduro, he has received a flood of calls and messages from political allies asking him if he has abandoned Wike and the other four Governors who demanded the resignation of PDP National Chairman Senator Iyorchia Ayu in exchange for supporting Atiku’s presidential bid.
It must be emphasized that Dr. Mimiko was not approached by anyone and did not consent to his inclusion on any list created by the Ondo state PDP Presidential Campaign Council.
For the avoidance of doubt and to clear up any misunderstanding, Dr. Mimiko is unflinching in his commitment to the principles of equality, fairness, and justice since it is via these principles that he thinks a credible push for a PDP victory is achievable.
“He firmly subscribes to the cry of his colleagues, other PDP stakeholders, and the majority of Nigerians that the PDP structure must represent Nigeria’s diversities if it legitimately wishes to unite a clearly divided nation.”