Mimiko Debunks Defection Rumours, Says He Remains Labour Party Member

Ondo State Governor Olusegun Mimiko has cleared the air on rumours that he had decamped to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Speaking to journalists on Wednesday, the governor urged supporters and party faithful to discountenance the rumours that he had dumped the Labour Party.

Mimiko, who made this known while fielding questions from journalists shortly after the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of Labour Party (LP) in Abuja, said he was still a bonafide member of the party which gave him mandate to govern Ondo state.

The governor reiterated that he still in the Labour Party and that he will make it public if at all there is need for him to leave the party.

“I don’t react to rumours. If I am going to leave the Labour Party I will declare it openly,” he said, adding that the report was a mere rumour.

“All the reports you hear or read are mere rumours and I cannot react to rumours. As you can see, I am here today to attend the Labour party NEC meeting. I will also be in Akure on October 4 when we will host the 3rd National convention of our party.”

Mimiko however declared that he will support President Goodluck Jonathan’s re-election bid for 2015 presidency if the president declares his intention to run.