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    I’ll now contest Ondo central senatorial election, says Mimiko

I’ll now contest Ondo central senatorial election, says Mimiko

Olusegun Mimiko, former governor of Ondo state, has confirmed his withdrawal from the presidential race, declaring his interest in Ondo central senatorial election."I took the decision in the ultimate interest of our party, the Zenith Labour Party," the former governor announced at a meeting with his supporters on Thursday.Mimiko, a two-term governor had emerged presidential candidate of the Zenith Labour [...]

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    Mimiko dumps Labour Party, joins ZLP

Mimiko dumps Labour Party, joins ZLP

Olusegun Mimiko, former Ondo state governor, has dumped Labour Party (LP) for the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP).Mimiko told his supporters in Ondo town that he is leaving the party as a result of the division among its leadership.The former governor said he is bothered by the "subtle hijack" of LP by the All Progressive Congress (APC) national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, [...]

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    ‘You have no business in Labour Party’ — NLC rejects Mimiko

‘You have no business in Labour Party’ — NLC rejects Mimiko

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has rejected the plan of Olusegun Mimiko, former governor of Ondo state, to seek the Labour Party’s (LP) ticket in the 2019 presidential election.It also rejected the purported plot by Abdulkadir Abdulsalam, LP former national chairman, to adopt Mimiko as the party’s presidential flagbearer in the 2019 election.Ayuba Wabba, NLC president, made this known at [...]

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    Mimiko joins 2019 presidential race, says ‘every patriot must stand up to be counted’

Mimiko joins 2019 presidential race, says ‘every patriot must stand up to be counted’

Olusegun Mimiko, former governor of Ondo state, has declared his bid to run for president in 2019.Mimiko said he will contest on the platform of Labour Party (LP).He made his intention known on Thursday when he visited the party's secretariat in Abuja.He said: "There comes a moment in the life of a nation when every patriot must stand up to [...]

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    REVEALED: Jonathan’s wife called Adoke ‘useless man’ for not disqualifying Buhari in 2015

REVEALED: Jonathan’s wife called Adoke ‘useless man’ for not disqualifying Buhari in 2015

Snippets of what transpired after the defeat of President Goodluck Jonathan in the March 28, 2015 presidential election are now coming to the open, with his wife accused of calling Mohammed Bello Adoke, then-attorney-general of the federation,  a "useless man" for not helping to disqualify candidate Muhammadu Buhari.In his upcoming book, 'On a Platter of Gold: How Jonathan Won and [...]

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    Akeredolu: I inherited over N220bn debt from Mimiko

Akeredolu: I inherited over N220bn debt from Mimiko

Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, says his administration inherited a debt burden of N220.58bn at its inception.Akeredolu made this known in Akure on Wednesday while swearing-in commissioners and special advisers. He advised the people of the state to refrain from acts that could further push the state into deep economic crisis.He said with a debt of more than N220 billion, [...]

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    We made Ondo the most peaceful state in Nigeria, says Mimiko

We made Ondo the most peaceful state in Nigeria, says Mimiko

Ondo became the most peaceful state in the Niger Delta, south-west and Nigeria in the last eight years, said Olusegun Mimiko, the former governor, in his farewell address.Reading out his achievements on Thursday, Mimiko said his administration recorded successes but also noted that its biggest challenge was being unable to pay salaries at the right time.The ex-governor thanked the people [...]

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    Mimiko hands over power to Akeredolu

Mimiko hands over power to Akeredolu

Olusegun Mimiko, outgoing Ondo state governor, has handed over power to Rotimi Akeredolu, incoming governor.Mimiko passed the baton to Akeredolu on Thursday evening.This is coming less than 24 hours before the inauguration of Akeredolu as Ondo state governor.Before the exercise, Mimiko made two appointments, which are - Idowu Ologunagba as rector for Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, and Sunday Ogunduyile as [...]

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    Mimiko’s convoy attacked in Akure

Mimiko’s convoy attacked in Akure

The crisis rocking the Ondo state house of assembly took a new dimension on Thursday as some protesters attacked the convoy of Olusegun Mimiko, outgoing governor, in Akure, the state capital.Suspected hoodlums smashed the side screens of two vehicles in the governor’s convoy.It took the timely intervention of the men of the state police command to disperse the protesters, some [...]

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    Protesters storm Ondo assembly as Mimiko presents last budget

Protesters storm Ondo assembly as Mimiko presents last budget

Some aggrieved residents of Ondo state stormed the state house of assembly on Wednesday ahead of the budget presentation by Olusegun Mimiko, the outgoing governor.This would be the last time that Mimiko will perform the function, as he will be bowing out on February 24.Wielding placards and chanting anti-government songs, the protesters are calling on Mimiko to pay the outstanding [...]

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    Akeredolu, Mimiko begin transition, hold first meeting since election

Akeredolu, Mimiko begin transition, hold first meeting since election

Rotimi Akeredolu, governor-elect of Ondo state, and Olusegun Mimiko, outgoing governor, met on Wednesday for the first time since the September 26 election.Mimiko, who received Akeredolu at the Alagbaka Government House, Akure, said he had put in place a “seamless” transition to usher in a new government in February.He sought Akeredolu’s support and emphasied on the need to sustain the [...]

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    Mimiko: Profile in treachery

Mimiko: Profile in treachery

A cartoon published earlier by Punch offers perhaps the most prophetic foreword to the political tragedy that climaxed in Ondo on November 26. Someone in an unconscious state is sketched being hustled away from the shelter of the Iroko (big oak tree) as the Good Samaritan mutters, "struck by lightning".Indisputably, the Iroko moniker is patent for the brand of politics [...]

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    REPORTER’S DIARY: ‘Victory belongs to the richest party’ and other notes from Ondo

REPORTER’S DIARY: ‘Victory belongs to the richest party’ and other notes from Ondo

The assassination of a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) just two days before the Ondo state governorship election created tension across the state. He was reportedly killed in Owo, the hometown of Rotimi Akeredolu, after attending a meeting of his party.I was making arrangement to cover Owo when I heard the report on radio. Quickly, I put a [...]

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    Mimiko: It behoves me to congratulate Governor-elect Akeredolu

Mimiko: It behoves me to congratulate Governor-elect Akeredolu

Olusegun Mimiko, governor of Ondo state, says it "behoves" him to congratulate Rotimi Akeredolu for winning Saturday's governorship election.Akeredolu polled 244,842 votes to defeat Eyitayo Jegede, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who got 150,380 votes.In a statement by Eni Akinsola, his spokesman, Mimiko promised to provide a smooth transition process to the incoming government.He also promised to provide leadership [...]

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    Mimiko: The team that manipulated Edo poll has arrived in Ondo

Mimiko: The team that manipulated Edo poll has arrived in Ondo

Olusegun Mimiko, governor of Ondo state, says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has sent the team that "manipulated" the governorship election in Edo state to do the same in Ondo.Speaking at a press conference in Akure, the Ondo state capital, Mimiko said plans had been concluded to announce Rotimi Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as winner of [...]

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    Mimiko: Me, join APC? I only discussed security issues with Buhari

Mimiko: Me, join APC? I only discussed security issues with Buhari

Olusegun Mimiko, Ondo state governor, says he is not considering leaving the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC).Speaking with state house correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, Mimiko said he only met the president to discuss the security situation in his state.He explained that he recieved Buhari at the Akure airport on Saturday because [...]

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