The Ondo state chapter of the Labour Party, LP, has welcomed Olusegun Mimiko, a former governor of the state, to its fold. This is after Mike Omotosho, the party’s National Chairman, said he was not welcome to rejoin the party. He had warned that Mimiko stays away from the party as they were not interested in being lured in the ”direction of other political parties with the hope of rehabilitating their dwindling political relevance”. He accused Mimiko of abandoning the party a few days to its national convention in October 2014, saying that “such a treachery and betrayal of a party that gave the former governor succour in the darkest hour of his political career especially as manifest in his two-term victory on the ticket of Labour Party is to say the least, cheap and callous”. Mimiko announced his departure from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Wednesday saying it was due to personal reasons.