I have not abandoned Gov. Wike, agitation for regional equity- Mimiko

Former Governor Olusegun Mimiko has faulted a media report that he has abandoned Governors Nyesom Wike, Seyi Makinde and the agitation for regional equity within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Mimiko, in a statement issued by Special Assistant on Media and Digital Communications, John Paul Akinduro, described the news as fake.

The statement added, “Dr Olusegun Mimiko has been inundated with calls and messages from the general public, and his political friends and concerned individuals around the nation; and in particular, his teeming supporters across the length and breadth of Ondo State, seeking clarity on a fake news making the rounds since yesterday that he had ditched Governors Nyesom Wike, Seyi Makinde and their colleagues governors, and abandoned the agitation for regional equity within the PDP; and in particular, making a party member of southern extraction its the national chairman before the 2023 election.

“The report and the list that triggered it, are fake and a deliberate attempt to muddle things up and smear Dr. Olusegun Mimiko”

The former Governor emphasised that

was not  consulted by anyone nor consented to his inclusion in any Ondo state PDP Presidential Campaign Council list.

The statement stressed, “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”