Don't dump PDP: Party leaders beg Mimiko

Posted by Babatope Okeowo | 14 May 2018 | 1,257 times

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•Ex-governor Olusegun Mimiko

 

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State has appealed to the immediate past governor of the state, Dr Olusegun Mimiko to rescind his decision of dumping the party for the rival Labour Party (LP).

The Chairman of the party, Mr Clement Faboyede when he received the report of the Peoples Democratic Party Support Group (PSG) on the way forward for the party said it would be in the interest of the party and the supporters of the former governor to remain and salvage the party instead of dumping it for another political platform.

Mimiko and his supporters have concluded arrangement to dump the party over what he called irreconcilable differences with some leaders of the party including Governors Ayo Fayose and Nysome Wike of Ekiti and Rivers States respectively.

The PSG in its report by its Chairman, Bode Obanla had said it had moved around the 18 Local Governments to appeal to aggrieved members of the party to remain and work for the progress of the party.

Obanla in the report also appealed to the leadership of the party to recall the expelled former Deputy National Youth Leader of the party,
Mr Dennis Alonge-Niyi in order to forge a common front for the forthcoming elections.

However, Faboyede in his reaction said the PDP was leading other political parties to form a coalition that would send both the All Progressives Congress (APC) and President Muhammadu Buhari out of government as they have destroyed the fortunes of the country.
He begged Mimiko to join hands with leaders of the PDP both at the state and national levels to end the reign of the APC in the country.

According to him, the people of the country are worse off than they were when the PDP was in power and are ready to join hands with opposition parties to defeat the APC in the next general elections.

His words “Mimiko is our leader until he officially leaves the party. We are appealing to that he should stay and provide leadership for our teeming aspirants. Mimiko said he is consulting and he has not finished consultation. We hope he will rescind the decision to leave the party. But if he decides to leave the party, we will move on without him.

“PDP is the only alternative to send APC away. People are now the opposition party to the APC because they have earlier sold their votes for a pot of porridge. They are now regretting. Let them continue to do the job of opposition for us before we mount the campaign box.”

He said Alonge-Niyi should appeal to the Elders Committee on his expulsion from the party and purge himself of arrogance if he wants to return to the party.

Text (excluding headline) sourced from New Telegraph


Source: News Express

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