It all started as a rumour some months ago, but the rumour of his movement acquired the life of its own Thursday as the Governor of Ondo State, Dr. Rahman Olusegun Mimiko alongside his numerous supporters finally joined the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) at the Banquet Hall, Presidential Villa Abuja.
With Mimiko’s “return to the PDP” at a well attended event, the Vice President, Arc. Mohammed Namadi Sambo; Senate President, David Mark; Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan; Deputy National Chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus and Senator Bode Olajumoke a member of the party’s Board of Trustees (BoT) were united that party’s fortune in Ondo in particular and South West Zone in general was brighter than before ahead of the 2015 general elections.
To achieve the objectives, they all challenged the governor as the new leader of the party to work tirelessly at knitting the party into one to enable it win elections in the state. In other words, he should avoid factionalisation of the party along “Old PDP and Labour PDP” noting blending all the contending interests within the party was capable of showing the leadership quality of Mimiko.
Mimiko was not alone in his return journey to the PDP as he came alongside with the 25-member of the state House of Assembly led by their Speaker, Mrs. Olajumoke Akindele, two Senators and House of Representatives members from the his former party, the Labour Party (LP).
Before Mimiko’s eventual declaration, series of meetings within a space of four days from Monday aimed at uniting all the contending interest within the party culminating in more than four hours Wedneday.
Source: The Guardian