The Oasis Reporters
June 14, 2018
A former Governor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, has resigned from the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Actually that was his original Party. Cheated out at the primary election, he left, joined Labour Party, won the gubernatorial election twice. After proving his popularity, he went back to the PDP, but faced so much backstabbing such that he could not install a successor. Now he’s out of it and seems Labour bound, to the party he left in 2014.
Mimiko sent his letter of resignation to the leadership of the party in the state.
“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,” he said in the letter to the party.
Mimiko is a grassroots politician, well loved by his people. How will his departure play out in Ondo State ?
Will his loyalists move out with him ?
How will the party muscle men who frustrated his moves before the gubernatorial election that produced the AD candidate as governor, run the party without Mimiko, play the game and win next time?