- Olusegun Mimiko, a former governor of Ondo state and powerful ally of Nyesom Wike of Rivers state, has turned down the place of the Ondo state PDP presidential marketing campaign chairman
- Mimiko, who led Wike’s group in negotiating with Atiku over the lengthy rift between the 2 PDP leaders, mentioned he was neither consulted nor consented to the listing and that he stands with Wike on justice and equity
- Governor Wike and 4 different southern governors have been calling for the elimination of the social gathering’s nationwide chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, to accommodate equity and fairness
Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has suffered one other defeat in his rift with the Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike.
This is due to the rejection by the previous governor of Ondo state, Olusegun Mimiko, of his appointment because the Ondo state chairman of the PDP presidential marketing campaign council within the state, The Nation reported.
Has Wike’s ally dumped him for Atiku?
Mimiko didn’t solely reject the appointment but additionally famous that he wouldn’t abandon his assist for the Rivers state governor over his name for fairness throughout the umbrella social gathering.
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Recall that Mimiko is the chief of Governor Wike’s negotiation group with Atiku Abubakar’s group throughout the transfer to settle the rift between the 2 PDP leaders.
The ex-governor was named because the chief of the newly constituted Ondo PDP presidential marketing campaign council, scheduled to be inaugurated on Thursday, October 27.
Atiku Wike Mimiko
John Akindunro, Mimiko’s particular assistant on media and digital communications, in an announcement on Wednesday, October 26, mentioned the previous governor has been disturbed by calls and messages from associates on whether or not he has deserted the decision for fairness that governor Wike and 4 different governors are making.
Wike and different governors are demanding the resignation of the social gathering’s nationwide chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, as a precondition to assist Atiku’s presidential ambition.
Why did Mimiko reject Atiku’s provide?
Mimiko mentioned he was neither consulted nor consented to the printed listing.
The assertion reads partly:
“For the avoidance of doubt and to set the document straight, Dr Mimiko is unwavering in his dedication to the precept of fairness, equity and justice by which he believes a reputable push for a PDP victory is feasible.”
2023 Election: PDP loses 1000’s of members to APC in highly effective Arewa state
Legit.ng earlier reported that PDP members in their hundreds have joined the APC in Sokoto state, expressing dedication to work for the victory of the broom social gathering within the 2023 ballot.
The defection is coming a couple of months earlier than the 2023 basic elections in a state thought of to be one of many strongholds of the umbrella social gathering.
The APC made the disclosure in an announcement signed by Bashar Abubakar, the particular adviser to Senator Aliyu Wamako, APC Sokoto north.