Reports indicate that Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State may soon dump from his party, Labour Party (LP) for the ruling party, Peoples Democratic Party.
It was learnt that the decision was taken in a meeting, which had some PDP leaders from South West and Mimiko , Aso Rock , Abuja. Dr. Mimiko was said to have successfully reclaimed his mandate in 2009 after a legal believed to have been influenced by President Goodluck Jonathan.
According to reports from Daily Post, Mimiko is seen as one of the major beneficiaries of Jonathan’s administration to the extent he is regarded a PDP bigwig in South West.
A source, who is also the major financier of PDP in the South West, said the pressure is now on Mimiko to dump his party and join PDP since it won Ekiti election.
The time frame, according to the source close to the PDP, became imperative due to President Goodluck Jonathan’s readiness to declare his intention to run for second term soonest. Mimiko is expected to be part of the those that will grace the official declaration of the president.