With less than two weeks to the Ondo governorship election, former President Olusegun Obasanjo has met with Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, a leader of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), The Nation reports.
PDP governors reportedly reached out to the former president to convince Mimiko to support Eyitayo Jegede, their candidate in the Ondo election.
Recall that leaders of the PDP were reportedly mounting pressure on the former governor of Ondo state to support Jegede, following the opposition party’s victory in the September 19 governorship election in Edo state.
Both men were confirmed that have met in Abuja, however, details of the meeting have not yet been made public. The former Ondo state governor after meeting Obasanjo in Abuja, flew to Akure to campaign for the ZLP at Ile-Oluji, Ile-Oluji/Oke-Igbo local government.
Meanwhile, some chieftains of the ZLP who spoke on condition of anonymity vowed not to follow Mimiko if he opts to dump the party for the PDP. While expressing fear that Mimiko may dump the deputy governor, Agboola Ajayi at the eleventh hours, the chieftains reportedly noted that there’s no longer trust among the ZLP party leaders.
Ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo’s spokesman Kehinde Akinyemi said last night that his boss did not meet Dr Olusegun Mimiko in Abuja concerning support for the Peoples Democratic Party (Pdp) in the October 10 governorship election.