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|2019: Why I Dumped PDP For LP – Mimiko by 11Ebiscoo: 10:17pm On Jun 14|
A former Governor of Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Mimiko has explained why he dumped the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the Labour Party, LP.
The former governor formally dumped the PDP, on Wednesday to rejoin the Labour Party.
Mimiko who spoke to reporters after obtaining the LP card at his ward in Ondo town, said his decision to return to LP was borne out of the need to “catalyze a greater focus on the ideological content of the Nigerian political firmament.”
He said, “We have come with the conviction, consequent upon several years of practical involvement in the nation’s political process, that the need for ideologically focused political engagement is now more pressing than ever before.
“Virtually all the existing political parties in Nigeria today belong to the right of the centre, ensconced as it were in a neo-liberal mental construct, the name or mantra they choose to enrobe themselves in notwithstanding.
“This is evident not in terms of the pretentious claims they make to ideological purity, but in the way and manner, they have used power; including the extent to which they have mainstreamed the interest and welfare of the weak and poor in our society.
“This ideological fluidity, within which the nation’s extant democracy has evolved since 1999, deserves now to be fully interrogated, with a view to engendering a transition to a more ideologically defined system of engagement.
“We have come to the conclusion that these are the missing links in our political process, which have tended to make an all-comers game of it, and one in which the interest of the mass of the people has been greatly marginalized in several of our governance spaces, since 1999.
“The decision was also not borne out of any disagreement with LP, either ideologically or operationally. It was simply a decision that we needed to take in the higher interest of our country.
“We particularly had in focus the agenda of restructuring, which frontier the then president had extended a bit by convoking the National Conference. We thus felt compelled to work with his party, hoping that his victory in the 2015 election, would translate the vision of restructuring the Nigerian federation into reality
“We thought helping to elect a presidential candidate that had demonstrated this commitment to the restructuring of the country was well worth the risk associated with our having to step out of our LP platform onto PDP, on which the former president was running.
“Even now, restructuring remains for us the critical plank without which the much-needed stability and functionality of our country cannot be procured.”
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|Re: 2019: Why I Dumped PDP For LP – Mimiko by shakmati(m): 10:51pm On Jun 14|
The man sabi english no be small!
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|Re: 2019: Why I Dumped PDP For LP – Mimiko by SolutionMee: 1:25am On Jun 15|
What a political bobrisky
Life of a politician is so risky
They're more like a prostitute
How I wish they can be resolute
They are not a leader with purpose
Anything that can hinder they oppose
They're bidder without human interest
A killer with the slightest upset
They're above democracy
They love tyranny and autocracy
They're the elder brothers of the devil
The angels God once chased away from heaven
|Re: 2019: Why I Dumped PDP For LP – Mimiko by MrPolitics: 11:55am On Jun 15|
Even Labour Party is having factional leadership. It's like Mimiko did not learn his lesson in 2016.
Yeye politics in yeye country
|Re: 2019: Why I Dumped PDP For LP – Mimiko by bid4rich(m): 12:31pm On Jun 15|
Who does not know that he will defect! You think I'm surprise!
He will soon comot again. This is where Political prostitutes begins. PERSONAL INTEREST and nothing more.
I advise he go back to hospital as a doctor
|Re: 2019: Why I Dumped PDP For LP – Mimiko by vizkiz: 12:59pm On Jun 15|
Ondo is doomed if this guy becomes governor again.
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|Re: 2019: Why I Dumped PDP For LP – Mimiko by Paperwhite(m): 12:59pm On Jun 15|
So now failure to restructure Nigeria is responsible for your political awhoring Why can you stay wherever you're,agitate & attain same? Politicians are just annoying shameless liars.
|Re: 2019: Why I Dumped PDP For LP – Mimiko by SamuelAnyawu(m): 1:00pm On Jun 15|
|Re: 2019: Why I Dumped PDP For LP – Mimiko by IAMBlesssed(f): 1:00pm On Jun 15|
Political prostitutes everywhere!
|Re: 2019: Why I Dumped PDP For LP – Mimiko by Zico5(m): 1:01pm On Jun 15|
were man. see grammar just in order to sink in his gruesome idea into the mind of his mumu people. We need total orientation and right mind to put the likes of these people who think they can buy integrity by any mean in their place. The madness possess by these people is more than that of Clifford Orji.
|Re: 2019: Why I Dumped PDP For LP – Mimiko by NonsoWow: 1:02pm On Jun 15|
He reminds me of Peter Obi in my state. Political prostitutes.
|Re: 2019: Why I Dumped PDP For LP – Mimiko by Lanre4uonly(m): 1:03pm On Jun 15|
Your decision is best known to you.
All the best.
|Re: 2019: Why I Dumped PDP For LP – Mimiko by kallmemrB: 1:06pm On Jun 15|
Oyah Where's that Labour party chairman lamenting they won't allow him to join...lies everywhere
|Re: 2019: Why I Dumped PDP For LP – Mimiko by lezan(m): 1:07pm On Jun 15|
Senate loading ......2019. All na strategy
|Re: 2019: Why I Dumped PDP For LP – Mimiko by boolet: 1:07pm On Jun 15|
Political herdsman simply looking for grazing opportunities.
|Re: 2019: Why I Dumped PDP For LP – Mimiko by valentineuwakwe(m): 1:09pm On Jun 15|
in all of the reasons stated see no sense at all....no point to show. . .just looking for where to get cheap vote again. .I hope the Labour party in ondo state will not be deceive again. .
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|Re: 2019: Why I Dumped PDP For LP – Mimiko by faithfull18(f): 1:11pm On Jun 15|
Lies everywhere.If it doesn't favour him again,he will decamp.
|Re: 2019: Why I Dumped PDP For LP – Mimiko by nabegibeg: 1:11pm On Jun 15|
You jumped from LP to PDP now you are back again
No amount of explanation can erase the label 'political prostitute' you are
|Re: 2019: Why I Dumped PDP For LP – Mimiko by mu2sa2: 1:13pm On Jun 15|
|Re: 2019: Why I Dumped PDP For LP – Mimiko by Jabioro: 1:16pm On Jun 15|
Even if l understood,l just refused to understand.All l could read was grammar to sinked the ship..he would soon leave the ship for another unprecendented voyages.
|Re: 2019: Why I Dumped PDP For LP – Mimiko by rhemmiedream(m): 1:20pm On Jun 15|
|Re: 2019: Why I Dumped PDP For LP – Mimiko by laraemi(f): 1:23pm On Jun 15|
|Re: 2019: Why I Dumped PDP For LP – Mimiko by UncleJudax(m): 1:29pm On Jun 15|
Na By grammar?
|Re: 2019: Why I Dumped PDP For LP – Mimiko by Gaddafithe2nd(m): 1:30pm On Jun 15|
Politiical prostitute. Jumping from one political party to another.
|Re: 2019: Why I Dumped PDP For LP – Mimiko by Adekdammy: 1:32pm On Jun 15|
Our politicians using turenchi to confuse us from time immemorial.
When they lack ideology or principle, they resort to speaking English.
|Re: 2019: Why I Dumped PDP For LP – Mimiko by Talknochip(m): 1:34pm On Jun 15|
'All Low show' politicians everywhere! Smh
|Re: 2019: Why I Dumped PDP For LP – Mimiko by IamPatriotic(m): 1:37pm On Jun 15|
Egbon is blowing all this grammar because Fayose and Wike muscled him out of setting
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|Re: 2019: Why I Dumped PDP For LP – Mimiko by AloyalNigerian(m): 1:40pm On Jun 15|
vizkiz:Not possible. He already did 2 terms.
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|Re: 2019: Why I Dumped PDP For LP – Mimiko by Charly68: 1:45pm On Jun 15|
IamPatriotic:. Don't mind the Baba oo..politics is self interest in the country ..never stay where your interest is not guaranteed.
|Re: 2019: Why I Dumped PDP For LP – Mimiko by donqx: 2:41pm On Jun 15|
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