Ondo LP chair resigns over Mimiko’s alleged bid to hijack party 

By Samuel Faleye, Akure

The Chairman of the Ondo State chapter of the Labour Party, Mr. Kolawole Johnson has tendered his resignation letter. His resignation might not be unconnected with the crisis rocking the party over alleged plan by the State Governor, Olusegun Mimiko, to hijack the party which he left in October 2014.

Last weekend, LP stakeholders across the 18 local governments met in Akure, the state capital and alleged that Mimiko is planning to field one of his aides as the candidate of the party.

But Johnson, in his resignation letter, thanked the party leaders for giving him the privilege to serve them for two years.

The letter read in part, “It has been a great privilege serving the party for almost two years as the state chairman.

“It is therefore with great gratitude and a sense of strong character, which determines moral purpose and set of things we choose or avoid, that I tender my resignation letter today.

“The lessons, challenges and successes have further prepared me to continue to serve the public in truth and absolute loyalty to the good of the generality of the people, which are the core ethos of the party.”

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