- Mike Omotoso, the national chairman, of Labour Party, states that the return of Olusegun Mimiko to the party will be worthwhile
- He appeals to individuals and aggrieved members to avoid acrimony and embrace peace across board
The Labour Party (LP) has distanced itself from a group that recently condemned the return of former governor of Ondo state, Olusegun Mimiko, to the party.
Mike Omotoso, the national chairman, of the party in a statement made available to NAIJ.com on Tuesday, April 17, said Mimiko was free to return to the party he helped to nurture.
The party chairman stated that the return of the former governor to the party will be a worthwhile addition especially at this time.
“He is a brother and a well experienced politician whose sagacity will contribute to the growth of Labour Party. Though rules of engagement have since changed with our new leadership, we are resolute about building a well structured party where the generality of the people, not few individuals, have the way.
“We made a solemn promise to return this party to the masses who truly own it and that we shall make happen. Irrespective of who knocks on our door, our ideologies cannot be compromised, our resolve for best practices, internal democracy and rule of law is sacrosanct," Omotoso said.
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The party chairman appealed to individuals and aggrieved members of the party to avoid acrimony and embrace peace across board. He assured party members that he will continue work towards ensuring the success of the Labour Party.
He also thanked all loyal party members across the country for standing firm, noting that they were the reason the Labour Party had remained relevant despite challenges it had faced.
NAIJ.com had earlier reported that naring any last minute change of decision, Olusegun Mimiko, is set to leave the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the Labour Party (LP) from which he had earlier defected while still in office in 2014, Daily Independent has reported.
The report quoted a source in the camp of Mimiko as making the revelation adding that the defection could be done before the end of May, 2018.
It was learnt that Mimiko might be moving to the party with 12 members of the state House of Assembly and one federal lawmaker.
According to the report, Mimiko made the decision because of an alleged plan to destroy him politically as well as the overbearing influence of Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti and Nyesom Wike of Rivers state.
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