Ondo APC Slams Mimiko

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has slammed Dr Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo state following his visit to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa. Recall that Mimiko had visited Buhari after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday, October 28, confirmed Jimoh Ibrahim as the Peoples Democratic Party’s governorship candidate.

But in a statement by Abayomi Adesanya, the APC state publicity secretary said: “The mission of Governor Mimiko to Mr. President, on the crisis rocking the Ondo PDP over........
the party’s governorship candidature, cannot be understood by many.

 “Has Governor Mimiko gone to complain to President Buhari as the leader of PDP? Now, if he has gone to complain to the President what does he (Mimiko) want the President to do against the (INEC) and the courts that ordered INEC to recognize Barrister Jimoh Ibrahim as the authentic PDP governorship candidate in the 2016 November 26th election?  

“Is Governor Mimiko portraying that the president is the one directing and controlling INEC and courts by going to report to him? “When has the President become the appellate Court to the High Court that he (Mimiko) has to report to him, on a matter already ruled-on and decided by court of competent jurisdiction?

 “If, Governor Mimiko, as the Chief Security Officer of the State, has gone to the President on security matters, is he (Mimiko) saying the entire Ondo state police command, Department of State Security (DSS), National Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) and the Military Command in the state cannot curtail the crisis? “Is it not shameful, Mr. Governor that, you being the leader of PDP in Ondo state, and the chairman PDP Governors’ Forum in Nigeria, cannot abate little misunderstanding in the state chapter of his party? We advice you take a queue and learn from Ondo APC in party management.”

Meanwhile, there are indications that the PDP faces the imminent danger of massive defections of its loyalists in Ondo state, following the cloud of uncertainty surrounding Governor Olusegun Mimiko’s preferred choice for the governorship ticket, Eyitayo Jegede. 

According to reports, PDP leaders concerned to the plight of Mimiko are currently parleying with chieftains of the APC in the state with a view to forming an alliance that may displace other political parties whose candidates are in the race in the forthcoming governorship poll.