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Thursday, 14 June 2018

Labour Party rejects Mimiko


The Labour Party (LP) has rejected plans by the immediate past Governor of Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Mimiko to return to the party.

Recall that Mimiko on Wednesday resigned from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Dr Mike Omotosho, Chairman, Labour Party made this known while addressing newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday.

Omotosho also said the party had no candidate for the forthcoming Governorship election in Ekiti state.

According to him, LP was fully aware of plans by Dr Mimiko to destabilize the current gains being made by workers to reclaim and reposition the party.

“It is very obvious that the sole purpose of Mimiko’s re-approach to Labour Party is to use the workers’ party to launder his sagging political image.

“Nigerians would recall that Mimiko abandoned the Labour Party for the Peoples Democratic Party a few days to Labour Party’s October 2015 National Convention.

“Such a treachery and betrayal of a party that gave the former Governor succour in the darkest hour of his political career, especially, as it manifests in his two term victory on the ticket of Labour Party is to say the least, cheap and callous.

“It also revealed paucity of knowledge of the philosophy of the Labour Party as a people rooted party and dearth of class consciousness on his part, ‘’ Omotosho said.

The chairman further said that the leadership would continue to work to rebuild the Labour Party, especially through the instrumentality of the Political Commission.

He, however, urged all workers and indeed genuine lovers of popular democracy to ignore the political theatrics of people like the former Governor of Ondo state.

“He has shown Nigerian workers that he cannot be trusted. The Labour Party is no longer a transit bus to strange political destinations, particularly under the subterfuge of people like him.

“In the same vein, the Labour Party wishes to categorically disown and-condemn recent posturing and proclamations by some ‘politicians in Ekiti State.

“That they are the candidates of the Labour Party in the forthcoming governorship elections in Ekiti State.

“The Labour Party has no candidate in the July 14, 2018 governorship election in Ekiti State.

“lNEC, workers and the Ekiti electorate should not allow themselves to be hoodwinked by the antics of political impostors,’’ Omotosho said.

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