Immediate past governor of Ondo state, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko has debunked rumors of his switch of allegiance from the caucus requesting for a southern National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Mimiko, in a statement signed by his media aide, Mr. John Paul Akinduro on Wednesday also said he was neither consulted by anyone nor consented to his inclusion in the Ondo state PDP Presidential Campaign Council list.
He added that he is unwavering in his commitment to the principle of equity, fairness and justice through which he believes a credible push for a PDP victory is possible.
Below is the statement as obtained by Nigeriancablenewsonline.com Unedited;
On Ondo PDP List:
Dr Olusegun Mimiko has been inundated with calls and messages from the general public, and his political friends and concerned individuals around the nation; and in particular, his teeming supporters across the length and breadth of Ondo State, seeking clarity on a fake news making the rounds since yesterday that he had ditched Governors Nyesom Wike, Seyi Makinde and their colleagues governors, and abandoned the agitation for regional equity within the PDP; and in particular, making a party member of southern extraction its the national chairman before the 2023 election.
The report and the list that triggered it, are fake and a deliberate attempt to muddle things up and smear Dr. Olusegun Mimiko.
It must be stated with emphasis that Dr. Mimiko was neither consulted by anyone nor consented to his inclusion in any Ondo state PDP Presidential Campaign Council list.
For the avoidance of doubt and to set the record straight, Dr Mimiko is unwavering in his commitment to the principle of equity, fairness and justice through which he believes a credible push for a PDP victory is possible. He fully subscribes to the agitation by his colleagues and other stakeholders in PDP and the generality of Nigerians that the PDP structure must reflect Nigeria’s diversity, if it genuinely wants to unify a visibly divided country.
John Paul Akinduro
Special Assistant on Media and Digital Communications to former Governor Olusegun Mimiko