The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the forthcoming Governorship election in Ondo state, Eyitayo Jegede, has finally met with his former principal, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, in his Ondo city home on Monday.
The meeting is coming months after his supporters mounted pressure on him to visit his boss.
Mr. Jegede was in Mimiko’s residence with two of his top supporters to seek the former Governor’s support in the October 10 Governorship election.
Mr Jegede has refused to seek Mimiko’s blessing despite numerous appeals from his supporters and eminent Nigerians before and after the primaries.
TheNewstrack recalls that Mr.Mimiko, who is from the Central Senatorial District, like Mr. Jegede, ‘single-handedly’ made him the party’s candidate despite all odds.
The choice of Mr. Jegede by the Former Governor sparked protests leading to defection of some party faithful.
It was learnt that the latest move by the PDP candidate is coming rather too late after Mimiko’s Zenith Labour Party had picked the Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi as his candidate and created a third force wave.
It was not clear if Mimiko and Jegede were able to resolve their differences or will still work together for the October election.