Former Ondo State Governor, Olusegun Mimiko, has rejected his newest appointment as the leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s, Presidential Campaign Council in the state.
The party had earlier this week, on Tuesday, October 25, appointed Mimiko as the Director-General of its presidential campaign council in Ondo while Roland Omowa was picked as Chairman and a former governorship candidate in the state, Eyitayo Jegede, was named Vice Chairman of the 441-member council.
Mimiko had aligned with a group of five governors namely: Nyesom Wike (Rivers), Seyi Makinde (Oyo), Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia), Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu), and Samuel Ortom (Benue), who are urging for the removal of the party’s National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu.
They had made Mimiko’s appointment into the PCC to fuel insinuations of his exit from the group.
But, in a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Media, John Akinduro, the ex-Ondo State governor revealed that he was not consulted before the appointment was announced by the party.
A part of the statement read:
“It is to be stated with emphasis that Dr. Mimiko was not consulted by anyone and had not consented to his inclusion in any Ondo state PDP Presidential Campaign Council list.”
“For the avoidance of doubt and to set the records straight, Dr. Mimiko is unwavering in his commitment to the principles of equity, fairness, and justice through which he believes a credible push for a PDP victory is possible.”
“He is fully subscribed to the agitation by his colleagues and other stakeholders in the PDP and the generality of Nigerians that the PDP structure must show Nigeria’s diversity if it genuinely wants to unify a visibly divided nation.”
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