BREAKING: Former Governor Set to Defect to PDP Revealed

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Former governor Mimiko is expected to join the opposition PDP, according to governor Ahmadu Fintiri.

The governor’s statement follows Senate President Bukola Saraki’s announcement that a former governor will soon join the PDP.

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Mimiko is a prominent member of the and a ().

, the , will soon defect to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, according to governor Ahmadu Fintiri .

Fintiri, who is also the chairman of the PDP national convention committee, stated this on ’s Politics Today on Tuesday, October 26.

Fintiri responded to the claim that the PDP has lost some governors to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) by saying that elections aren’t won by the number of governors a party has.

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He, on the other hand, boasted that some prominent APC members will defect to the PDP before the next general election.

Governor Fintiri’s statement comes just hours after former Senate President Bukola Saraki predicted that some APC high-ranking officials and a former governor would defect to the PDP soon.

During an interview with Arise News TV, the former governor of Kwara said:

We’ve got some bigwigs that are coming to the party. This week, there’s a former governor that’ll join the party. We’ve had a couple who have joined.”

PDP, APC allegedly lobby Mimiko

Meanwhile, according to a previous report by Vanguard Newspaper, Mimiko is being courted by the two major political parties, the APC and the PDP, ahead of the 2023 general election.

According to the report, the two parties sent emissaries to the former governor to persuade him to abandon his (ZLP).

Mimiko left the PDP in 2018 to form the , which ran former deputy governor Agboola Ajayi against incumbent Rotimi Akeredolu in the governorship election in 2020.

Saraki speaks on defection, ahead 2023 presidency

In a related development, Saraki has responded to reports that if he does not win the PDP’s presidential nomination in 2023, he will defect to the APC.

Saraki said he is a team player, even though he has no plans to leave the opposition party.

It would be unfair to expect him to join the APC, he said, adding that when he ran for president in 2019 and didn’t get the ticket, he offered to be the campaign manager for Atiku Abubakar.

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