Olusegun Mimiko, the former governor of Ondo state has said that before PDP embarks on it’s 2023 mantra of unifying Nigeria, the party should first allow it’s internal structure to reflect their claims.
As reported by DAILY POST, the ex-governor said this on Wednesday while rejecting his nomination as “leader of campaign”, Ondo state PDP presidential campaign council.
Mimiko restated his support for the agrieved leaders of PDP who agitate for regional equity within the party.
According to a statement by his special assistance on media and digital communications, John Paul Akinduro, the inclusion of Mimiko’s name in the nomination list was a deliberate attempt to stain his person as he was not notified before the inclusion.
Akinduro said “Dr Olusegun Mimiko has been inundated with calls and messages from the general public, and his political friends and concerned individuals around the nation; and in particular, his teeming supporters across the length and breadth of Ondo State, seeking clarity on a fake news making the rounds since yesterday that he had ditched Governors Nyesom Wike, Seyi Makinde and their colleagues governors, and abandoned the agitation for regional equity within the PDP; and in particular, making a party member of southern extraction its the national chairman before the 2023 election.”
“For the avoidance of doubt and to set the record straight, Dr Mimiko is unwavering in his commitment to the principle of equity, fairness and justice through which he believes a credible push for a PDP victory is possible.”
“He fully subscribes to the agitation by his colleagues and other stakeholders in PDP and the generality of Nigerians that the PDP structure must reflect Nigeria’s diversity, if it genuinely wants to unify a visibly divided country.”
Mimiko says he still supports the view that a Southern member of the party must be the National party Chairman before 2023 elections.