Daily Metro News NG
The Stakeholders of the Zenith Labour Party, ZLP from across the 18 Local Government Areas of Ondo State have resolved to join the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). This agreement was reached after a meeting held at the residence of the party’s national leader and former Governor of Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Mimiko in his Ondo country home on Thursday.
The meeting has in its attendance former Governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, former deputy Governor and the Party’s candidate in the last governorship election in the state, Hon. Agboola Ajayi, his running mate, Gboye Adegbenro, former speaker, Jumoke Akindele, the state chairman of the party and former federal Lawmaker, Hon Joseph Akinlaja among other leaders in attendance resolved after deliberations to pitch their tent with the Peoples Democratic Party to rescue the country from the misrule of the APC and set her on a path of peace and progress for the benefit of all.
The decision followed an earlier visit by four PDP governors led by chairman of their forum, Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State.
Tambuwal, Okezie Ikpeazu, Nyesom Wike and Seyi Makinde had told the press after their meeting with Mimiko on Thursday that they are in Ondo to invite Mimiko and his teeming supporters in the ZLP to the PDP.
The stakeholders meeting was called to discuss the meeting with the PDP governors and intimate members with the outcomes of series of interactions with PDP leaders on the invitation extended to him. Mimiko told the stakeholders that the ZLP has being invited to join the PDP to rescue the country from the brink of insecurity.
Stakeholders appraised developments across the nation and agreed that the PDP is the most viable platform to work with to be able to work towards winning future elections in the State and in the country as a whole.
Mimiko had earlier told members that leaders of the PDP have shown demonstrable commitment to fully integrate all willing joiners from the ZLP and accord them full membership rights in what promises to be a win for PDP members and Nigerians alike.
After detailed deliberations by leaders across Local Government Areas, Hon Akinlaja, the State Chairman, asked that a motion moved for members of the ZLP in Ondo State to join the PDP be put to vote, to which all present voted “yes” by popular acclamation.