NGF Crisis: Stop Patronizing Anti-Democratic Forces, NLC Warns Mimiko

Olusegun-Mimiko-Ondo State Governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko yesterday was warned by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) against what they described as his “patronage of anti-democratic forces”.

Mimiko, the only governor elected on the platform of the Labour Party (LP) was urged to urgently return to the path of social democracy as proclaimed by the ideology of his party, LP and stop his current unacceptable open patronage of “anti-democratic forces within the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF)”.

NLC in a statement signed by its Vice President Comrade Issa Aremu, said its members and labour movement who formed the party have been grossly embarrassed with the recent exhibited role of Governor Mimiko in the election of the Nigeria Governors Forum chairman and the eventual factions that emerged.

Mimiko it would be recalled was nominated as the running mate to governor Jonah Jang of Plateau State during the Nigeria Governors Forum election which was won by Rivers State governor Rotimi Ameachi.

“Labour Party members are therefore shocked that Governor Mimiko who just emerged from a similar free and fair election based on secret ballot would be party to an unacceptable disputation of a simple majority election by 36 governors. Labour Party’s Governor of Ondo State, Governor Olusegun Mimiko must urgently refill his democratic account which has suffered huge deficit by his uncritical association with governors who have no respect for simple majority outcomes,” the statement said.



  1. Its so glaring that the NLC is in hot romance with ACN, but surprising they’ve suddenly remembered they make up LP.
    Even an idiot will know there’s something hideous about the video clip; on one hand, & the signed documents.
    What a ‘reasonable’ & unbiased NLC should do is get to the root of the issue, find facts & try to make ‘recommendations’ instead of throwing stupid accussations at a Gov they never supported in the 1st instance.
    The NLC is just another arm of the opposition, as was the Court until sanity is partially restored there.
    NLC isn’t the judge of whom is either Democratic or not, they should keep quiet & focus on Industrialization of the Nation rather than become a political tool for people who don’t have any desire for a better Nigeria save themselves.


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