Members of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo state, have appealed to the former governor of the state, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, not to dump the party as being speculated, saying his exit from the party will do more harm than good to the party in the state.
The party through its chairman, Chief Clement Faboyede ,made the appeal yesterday while receiving the report of a group within the party, PDP Support Group (PSG) in Akure the state capital.
Faboyede who begged the former governor to rescind his decision to dump the party, noted that he (Mimiko) remained the leader of the party in the state.
The chairman said that the leadership role of the former governor in building the party and the state remained unequal in the annals of the state history.
He described Mimiko as a tested and trusted leader that many party faithful would be looking up to, adding that his supporters would be at a crossroads on their political future if he eventually leaves.
“Mimiko remained our party leader, time changes, interaction might change too, but he will remain our leader and we have a great respect for him.
“We, at the Ondo PDP, are appealing and calling on former governor Olusegun Mimiko, to stay in the party and continue to provide leadership for the party in the state, so that our people can take various positions in the next election.
“Mimiko said he is still consulting and has not informed us that he has left the party but I am sure that at the end of his consultations, he will not leave this party. Most of us believe he is pulling our legs and will soon return to the party.”
Earlier, the Coordinator of the PSG, Hon. Bode Obanla, in his address said the group had moved around the 18 local government areas of the state to reconcile all aggrieved members .
Obanla said the group had also used the time to reposition the party to win the future election in the state.
According to him, the reconciliatory efforts had been yielding positive results across the 18 local government of the state.
Obanla however appealed to the State Executives of the party to rescind its decision on the suspension of the Deputy National youth leader of the party, Mr. Dennis Alonge, who was suspended over alleged anti-party activities.
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