After the victory of PDP in Ekiti State election, all signs points that the Governor of Ondo State, Dr.
Olusegun Mimiko may soon decamp from his party,
Labour Party (LP) to the Peoples Democratic Party in
the next one month.
According to Dailypost the decision
was taken in a meeting held at Aso Rock in Abuja.
In attendance were some PDP leaders from South West
Mimiko, who reclaimed his mandate in 2009, after a
legal battle, is believed to have secured his second
term with the support of President Goodluck Jonathan.
The governor is seen as one of the major beneficiaries
of Jonathan’s administration to the extent he is
regarded a PDP bigwig in South West.
A source, who is also the major financier of PDP in the
South West, said the pressure is now on Mimiko to
dump his party and join PDP since it won Ekiti election.
The time frame, according to the source close to the
PDP, became imperative due to President Goodluck
Jonathan’s readiness to declare his intention to run for
second term soonest.
Mimiko is expected to be part of the those that will
grace the official declaration of the president.
Continuing, the source said “delegates are very
important to congress, if Mimiko refused to declare for
the PDP and properly decamp openly, how will he be
parts of the delegates selection process?”
“That means that Mimiko must decamp to the PDP
because if he doesn’t , Olusola Oke and other leaders
will be the one to nominate delegates and take charge
of the party in Ondo state”
He said if the governor refuse to join PDP openly ,
leaders like Oke will take over the leadership of the
party in the state and Mimiko will only be floating even
if he decamps later.
The PDP leader said “given the situation at hand, if
Mimiko refuse to decamp with the one month
ultimatum given to him, he may likely face the wrath of
the Presidency or be ready to fight real hard with the
When contacted on this issue, Mimiko Chief Press
Secretary, Eni Akinsola did not pick calls.
A chieftain of LP, who preferred anonymity, said it is a
sensitive matter that can only be reacted to by
He, however, added that the body language of Mimiko
has shown that he is working closely with the PDP.