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2023 Elections: Ex-Governor, Mimiko speaks on joining APC

Former Governor of Ondo state, Olusegun Mimiko has denied reports that he has plans of defecting to the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Mimiko, in a statement via hid media aide, John Akinduro, described the report as a piece of ‘fake news’. The Ondo strongman disclosed that partisan politics was the least of his worries at the moment.

The statement revealed that Mimiko has been in Abuja for a week now to attend to some meetings.

“He, within the days of his stay in Abuja, actively participated in the programme tagged ‘Nigeria’s 2023 Presidential Transition Inter-Ethnic Peace Dialogue,’ held at the Trancorp Hilton, Abuja, on Monday, and the 71st Birthday Celebration and Book Presentation of his party stalwart and friend, Honourable Iranola Joseph Akinlaja, held at the Shehu Yar’Adua Centre, on Tuesday, June 1st,”

“It is noteworthy that at Hon Akinlaja’s book presentation, Dr Mimiko harped on the theme of security, by advising the President on the centrality of the security challenge to his legacy. He also had many informal meetings with Nigerians across ethnic, religious and political divide, on the need to find lasting, just and fair solutions to the orgy of violence and bloodletting across the country.”

“Nowhere was any mention made or discussion held on any possible defection to any party. Dr. Mimiko remains in the Zenith Labour Party and his hope has been a collaboration of left-leaning political groups to offer a real ideologically driven alternative in the nation’s political process.”

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