Former governor of Ondo state, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, has officially resigned his membership of the People’s Democratic Party, (PDP) .
Mimiko, in a letter addressed to the Secretariat of the PDP and a copy made available to LEADERSHIP, said he took the decision because of some well thought-out personal reasons.
In the three paragraphs letter, the former governor noted that it was an honour working with many prominent Nigerians on the PDP platform for the entire period he joined the party.
Mimiko, who was governor between 2009 and 2017 will be returning with his teeming supporters to the party he left in 2014 ahead of the 2015 general elections.
Prior to this latest development, there have been speculations on his defection in the last couple of months.
Mimiko had allegedly boycotted PDP activities both at the state and the national level immediately after the party lost the last governorship election in Ondo State.
The statement reads, “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.” However, it was also learnt that members of the cabinet of the former governor, many of his former appointees and at least a federal lawmaker and three members of the State House of Assembly will be joining the move to the LP.
Those cabinet members are to be led by former Deputy Governor, Alhaji Lasisi Oluboyo and former Commissioner for Works, Engr. Gboye Adegbenro, as well as others who are looking for a fresh platform to contest the 2019 general elections in the state.
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