The Labour Party (LP) has rejected plans by the immediate past Governor of Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Mimiko to return the Labour Party.
Dr Mike Omotosho, Chairman, Labour Party, made this known while addressing newsmen yesterday in Abuja. Omotosho said the party has no candidate for the forthcoming governorship election in Ekiti State.
According to him, the NLC was fully aware of plans by Mimiko to destabilize the current gains being made by workers to reclaim and reposition’s the Labour 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, ‘’ he said. Mimiko had yesterday resigned his membership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Mimiko joined PDP in 2014 ahead of the presidential election and was made the South-West Coordinator of President Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation and later the Chairman of the Governors’ Forum of the party, the position he occupied until he left office in February 2017.
The former governor, who contested the 2007 governorship election under the platform of Labour Party (LP) was said to be on his way back to the party.