Governor, Olusegun Mimiko, has denied insinuations he is
planning to join the ruling party All Progressives
governorship election holds on Saturday, November 26.
Yesterday’s meeting was the second time the two men
would meet since the substitution of Peoples Democratic
Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Eyitayo Jegede, with
businessman, Jimoh Ibrahim.
forthnight ago, Mimiko was also at the
Presidential Villa to express displeasure with
the governorship poll in the state. The
Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)
has recognised Ibrahim as the PDp candidate in
Saturday’s election. On reasons for his second
visit, Mimiko told State House Correspondents,
yesterday, he wanted to apprise the president of
the security situation in his state.
“As I said,
as the chief security officer of my state, if there is
any credible threat to security, I owe the
responsibility to Nigerians to apprise Mr. President of
what is going on in the state. Mr. President was in my
state to campaign for his party.
to him the courtesies of receiving him at the airport
and seeing him off as president of the Federal Republic
of Nigeria, not as APC.
“I understand that people have speculated that this
means I am going to APC. There is nothing of such. I
only extended normal courtesies which protocol demands.
Meanwhile, hundreds of protesting supporters of Senator
Ahmed Makarfi faction of the PDP besieged INEC
headquarters in the state, yesterday and called for the
postponement of Saturday governorship elections.
The aggrieved PDP supporters demanded for two-weeks
extension of the poll.
President of Akure Youth Association, Tuyi Adekanmi,
said that the protest was organised because the people
were being deprived of the right to elect a candidate of
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