More Trouble For PDP As Mimiko Rejects Inclusion In Atiku’s Campaign Council
Former governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko, has clarified that his inclusion in the Presidential Campaign Council of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) conflicted with his stand for regional equity within the party.
Mr Mimiko, through his media aide, John Akinduro, on Wednesday, rejected his inclusion as “Leader” of the team.
The former governor described as fake news the claims that he had ditched governors Nyesom Wike and Seyi Makinde and abandoned the agitation for regional equity within the PDP.
“The report and the list that triggered it, are fake and a deliberate attempt to muddle things up and smear Dr Olusegun Mimiko.
“It must be stated with emphasis that Dr Mimiko was neither consulted by anyone nor consented to his inclusion in any Ondo state PDP Presidential Campaign Council list.
“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.”
Mr Wike is spearheading a movement for the resignation of the PDP National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, as a condition for his support for the presidential bid of the candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
Mr Wike is also not a part of the Atiku Campaign Council and had been rumoured to be supporting the APC candidate, Bola Tinubu.