Former governor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on which platform he contested and won the Ondo State governorship election in 2014.
In a letter of resignation which he to the leadership of the PDP in the state, Mimiko said that his decision to leave the party was personal to him.
The letter read in part:”I hereby with utmost humility inform you of my decision to resign my membership of the PDP with effect from today, June 13, 2018, for some well-thought-out personal reasons.
” It was an honour working with the many prominent Nigerians with whom I shared the PDP platform for the entire period I was in there as a member.
“Accept please the assurance of my very high regards.”
The State Chairman of the PDP, Clement Faboyede said that Mimiko’s exit from the party would not have any negative impact on the party, saying the party is waxing stronger on a daily basis.
“Mimiko is a human being. He has the right to his opinion. We have tried at all levels to discourage him but he insisted on leaving. One thing I know is that PDP will not die as he (Mimiko) leaves. We have survived many turbulent times in the past, so if he goes it cannot affect us negatively.”