MIMIKO: Why I Went To Visit Buhari

Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo state said he is not planning to dump the Peoples Democratic Party for the All Progressives Congress (APC). He denied insinuations that he paid a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari as a prelude to crossing over to the APC, Vanguard reports.

Mimiko disclosed this while peaking to newsmen in Akure on Sunday, November 6, after meeting stakeholders of the party across the 18 council areas of the state.

The governor said one of the major reasons he went.......
to see Buahri was the injustice done with the substitution of the name of the PDP governorship candidate Eyitayo Jegede. He said he went to plead with the president in his capacity as the chief security officer of the country on the need to allow justice to prevail.

According to him, Buhari gave his word that that he will ensure that justice is done. Mimiko said: “What happened with the substitution was a contrived conspiracy because the decision of INEC cannot find comfort in Justice, principle, law, and morality.” 

The Ondo state governor noted that redress has been sought by Jegede, the PDP and major stakeholders and justice will be done, saying impunity will not stand.

Mimiko thanked the people of the state for acting matured and not resorting to violence even in the face unwarranted provocation. “You have comported yourselves in a very commendable way. Your peaceful but rugged and persistent resistance in the last three and half weeks would go down in the record of the new Ondo state,” he added. 

Recall that after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) confirmed Jimoh Ibrahim as the PDP governorship candidate, Mimiko had visited Buhari on Friday, October 28. 

The PDP in Ondo state was thrown into confusion after the electoral commission refused to recognize Jegede as the party’s candidate in the forthcoming governorship election holding on November 26. The commission named businessman Jimoh Ibrahim as the candidate of the party for the election. 

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