After so much pressure that the present Ondo State Governor, Olusegun Mimiko to decamp to PDP, just like former Ogun Sate Governor, Gbenga Daniel recently did, he finally succumbed today by announcing his defection from Labour Party (LP) to the ruling party, PDP in Abuja.
He was received by Vice President Namadi Sambo on behalf of President Goodluck Jonathan at a brief ceremony held inside the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa. Mimiko was joined by members of his cabinet, LP lawmakers from the state in the National Assembly and 25 members of the state House of Assembly.
The Governor who said he decided to join PDP because of the interest of Ondo people and Nigerians at large said that, his immediate target was to ensure that President Goodluck Jonathan was re-elected. He promised to spearhead the process by creating “a solid and robust platform of involvement in the re-election of the president”.