Mimiko dumps Labour Party, floats new party ahead of 2019 elections

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Former Ondo State Governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko is set to dump Labour party according to information available to SUNSHINE HERALD.

Mimiko joined the party in June is set to leave the party as as result of the division in the leadership of the party.

A close aide of Mimiko who confirmed to SUNSHINE HERALD said Mimiko is bothered by the subtle hijack of the labour party by the All Progressive Congress APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomole using the NLC leadership.

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According to him, prior to Mimiko joining the party, INEC had recognized the Alhaji Abdulkadir Abdusalam faction of the party.

But with Mike Omotosho also laying claim to the leadership of the party, and the rejection of Mimiko by the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, the best thing to do was to leave the party.

"The Markafi, Sheriff leadership issue in the PDP is still fresh in our memory,"he said.

He also confirmed that even while he was in the PDP, Mimiko was the footing the bills of the LP, paying it's salary up to the national level.

Mimiko is said to be floating a new party known as Zenith Labour Party, ZLP and already has on board former National chairman of LP, Dan Nwanyanwu, secretary, Kayode Ajulo and many others progressives within and outside the LP fold.

The new party is also said to be registered with INEC.

Mimiko's spokesman, Eni Akinsola also confirmed that his the NLC has been making things difficult for them.

"NLC has been making things difficult for us for weeks. They seem to have decided to negotiate away the presidency of the party to the APC."

While he did not confirm where his boss is heading to, Akinsola said "There are meetings and meetings going on and a decision will be reached soon.

"We however will do everything to prevent bing bogged down by any legal barrier as was in the last governorship election. We are considering all options."

Meanwhile, the supposed logo of the party, ZLP has also surfaced online.

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