Mimiko decamps from PDP, heading back to labour party

Mimiko decamps from PDP, heading back to labour party

Ebun Francis|

Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, the immediate past governor former of Ondo State, has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party and is likely returning to Labour Party.

Mimiko, in his letter of resignation which he addressed to the party in the state on Wednesday, said his reasons for resigning from the party were “personal” and “well thought-out.”

He wrote, “I hereby with utmost humility inform you of my decision to resign my membership of the PDP with effect from today, June 13, 2018, for some well-thought-out personal reasons.”

“It was an honour working with the many prominent Nigerians with whom I shared the PDP platform for the entire period I was in there as a member. Accept please the assurance of my very high regards.”

Although Mr Mimiko did not state his next move, his close aides indicated that he would officially be declaring for the Labour Party on Thursday in Ondo, his hometown.

The state chairman of the PDP, Clement Faboyede, while reacting to Dr. Mimiko’s defection, said the development would not affect the fortunes of his party.