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2019: Mimiko withdraws from presidential race, picks Senate ticket



2019: Mimiko withdraws from presidential race, picks Senate ticket

Presidential candidate of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) and immediate past governor of Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Mimiko yesterday announced his withdrawal from the 2019 presidential race. Mimiko, however, did not disclose if his party would be supporting any of the ma-jor presidential candidates in the 2019 presidential race.

The two terms governor also edged out ZLP candidate for the Ondo Central Senatorial, Engr. Gboye Adegbenro and picked the ticket. Mimiko who spoke while meeting with the party faithful from the 18 local government Areas of the state and some national leaders of the party, in Ondo, in Ondo West Area of the state said he took the decision in the interest of the party. Mimiko said he would now be running as the candidate of the ZLP for Ondo Central Senatorial district in next year’s election.

This development came as Adegbenro stepped down for Mimiko in the race for the Red Chamber. Adegbenro, a former commissioner for Works under the Mimiko’s administration, said in a statement that he was stepping down for Mimiko “in the interest of the Zenith Labour Party and our dear state.”

He said: “I am convinced that the candidacy of our leader, the former governor of Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, will better serve the interest of the district now and the overall goal of the south west. “Mimiko is a better candidate, whose national and international exposure and achievements as a two-term governor, will further add value to the state and the country at large.”

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