Former Ondo State governor, Olusegun Mimiko, on Tuesday dismissed rumours on his 2023 presidential ambition.
The ex-governor was reacting to reports that he had met with the Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, to discuss the possibility of running a joint ticket in 2023.
In a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Digital Media, Paul Akinduro, Mimiko denied that he met Tambuwal on the 2023 election, saying he aligned with the Southern governors’ demand for a power shift to the region next year.
The statement read: Mimiko is aligned with the aspiration of the people of Southern Nigeria as exemplified by the call of the Southern Governors for a Southern president in the next dispensation and he has not in all his deliberations within Afenifere muted any idea of seeking their support for a VP ambition.
“Above all, Mimiko has made it clear that he is in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to work with the majority of party members in the efforts to rescue and rebuild Nigeria for the good of the people and not any personal, individual agenda.”
The former governor, who returned to the PDP last year, ruled Ondo State from 2009 to 2017.
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