Wednesday, 8 December 2010

News Report: Governor Of Ondo State May Dump Labour Party For Action Congress Party

Olusegun Mimiko
The governor of Ondo state of Nigeria, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko may dump his political party, the Labour Party(LP) on whose platform he became governor for the Action Congress Of Nigeria(ACN) in the forthcoming 2011 gubernatorial election, a chidi opara reports contact in Akure, Ondo state capital city have hinted.

Information at our disposal has it that Dr. Mimiko have already commenced negotiations with ACN national leadership to run for re-election on its platform or be adopted by the party next year.

The Ondo state governor's man in ACN is reported to be the newly installed governor of Ekiti state, Dr. Kayode Fayemi.

The negotiations, chidi opara reports learnt is anchored on two platforms, the first is that ACN should give Dr. Mimiko automatic governorship candidature or  decline to field a candidate in Ondo and ask its supporters to vote for the governor. ACN national leadership is reportedly in favour of the governor joining the party, "but would not rule out adopting Mimiko while still in Labour party".

Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, who was a Minister and member of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), decamped to LP to contest the 2007 governorship election. He was denied victory, but was like the ACN governors of Edo, Ekiti and Osun states, installed by the Court Of Appeal, after a protracted legal battle.

The Ondo state governor on coming to office, found ideological soul mates in ACN. He is always seen in the company of ACN governors. In the words of an ACN insider in Lagos state, "Mimiko is our man".

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