Ondo State Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, who returned to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP from the Labour Party, LP on Thursday in Abuja said he returned to the PDP because of the interest of the nation and it democratic tenets.
Before Gov. Mimiko cross-carpeted to LP on which platform he contested and won the governorship election, he was originally PDP’s member.
All the members of his State House of Assembly, his cabinet members and two National Assembly members, as well as his supporters joined him.
He said the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015 was paramount to him.
Mimiko’s formal defection took place at the Presidential Villa, Vice-President Namadi Sambo presiding.
“I, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, following extensive consultations across the land, today finally announce the decision of members of the National Assembly from the LP in Ondo State, members of the LP in the Ondo State, members of the LP in the Ondo State House of Assembly, members of the State Executive Council and indeed all those who share our aspirations, to join the PDP” Mimiko said
President of the Senate, David Mark; Delta State Governor, Emmanuel Uduaghan, as well as PDP leaders from the South-west were all present at the event.
Remarking, the Senate President who expressed delight, noted that the governor returned from “self-exile.”
He charged Mimiko to play a pivotal role in the reconciliation going on within PDP’s fold.