Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, former Ondo State governor has denied the rumour making rounds that he intended leaving his party to the ruling All Progressives Congress(APC).
The former governor said playing partisan politics was the least of his concerns at the moment.
Olusegun Mimiko, spoke in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media, John Paul Akinduro, saying he remained in the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP).
According to him, he was more bordered on how to drag the nation back from the brinks and not his rumoured defection into a different party.
Mimiko noted that he wished for a collaboration of left leaning political groups to offer a real ideology driven alternative in the countries political procedures.
The former governor described his supposed plan to defect to the APC as “a piece of fake news”. Mimiko said that he was in Abuja last one week to attend some events, including the meeting of some NGOs with ethnic-nationality leaders who showed serious worry over the rising insecurity in the nation.
According to the statement: “It is noteworthy that at Hon Akinlaja’s book lunch, Dr Olusegun Mimiko harped on the theme of security, by advising the President on the centrality of the security challenge to his legacy. He also had meetings with Nigerians across ethnic, religious and political groups, over the necessity to find lasting, just and fair solutions to the violence and bloodletting in the nation.
“It was not mentioned anywhere or discussions held on any defection to any party.” Zenith Labour Party” is where Dr. Olusegun Mimiko still belongs.”
Source: The nations.