A two-term former governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko, yesterday resigned from PDP and returned to his initial political party, Labour Party LP.
Mimiko was first elected as governor on the platform of the LP in 2007 but was not sworn in until February 2009 when the Court of Appeal, Benin declared him as the winner of the 2007 election. He left the LP on October 2014 preparatory to the 2014 general election.
In the resignation letter he tendered to the leadership of the PDP in his state, Mimiko said he was resigning due to personal reasons.
“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 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,” Mimiko said
The formal return of Mimiko to LP would come up Thursday at Ward 7, Ondo West Local Government, Ondo town and would address some of his supporters at the Ondo Civic Centre.
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