- Former governor Mimiko has been asked to account for Ondo state 2016 governorship campaign funds by a group
- The group which claimed to be within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) alleged that the former governor was planning to leave the party
- It also urged Mimiko to clear his name concerning the 2016 governorship campaign fund
A group within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) identified as PDP Support Group (PSG), has called on former Ondo state governor, Olusegun Mimiko to account for funds raised to campaign for the party in the state's 2016 gubernatorial election before leaving the party.
Sahara Reporters reports that the group disclosed this in Akure on Wednesday, May 16, after reports emerged that the former governor was planning to exit PDP.
Bode Obanla, coordinator of the group in statement also added that Mimiko must also defend himself against allegations of fraud concerning the 2016 campaign fund.
"I will implore those who are close to our leader and former governor, Dr Rahaman Olusegun Mimiko to please advise him to give a full and satisfactory account of what transpired with the 2016 PDP governorship election funds.
"He remains a foremost leader in the politics of Ondo state and it is very important to clear all the grey areas concerning the funds before leaving for another party.
"As a leader and for posterity, we pray to meet again, but it is important to be accountable to the people," the group said.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that baring any last minute change of decision, a former governor of Ondo state, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, will leave the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the Labour Party (LP) from which he had earlier defected while still in office in 2014.
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.
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