Former Governor of Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Mimiko says his decision to return to Labour Party, LP, is to enable him join hands with eminent Nigerians and young people to rescue the country from the shackles of underdevelopment.
Dr. Mimiko stated this while addressing a mammoth crowd of supporters in Ondo town after registering and collecting membership card of the Labour Party.
He pointed out that energetic, competent and innovative young people in the country needed a true progressive platform like the Labour Party to achieve their dream of a safe and prosperous Nigeria.
The former governor noted that he joined the PDP in 2014 because of national interest, noting that both the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, were not different in terms of ideologies hence the need to return to the Labour Party.
In a remark, National Chairman of Labour Party, Mr. Salam Abdulkadir who officially received Dr. Mimiko, described his return as a big addition to the party.
Mr. Abdulkadir said the Dr. Mimiko’s masses-oriented projects in Ondo State for eight years made him a good asset for the party to accept back to its fold.
The former governor on Wednesday dumped the PDP to reunite with the LP that he used in 2007 and 2012 to become the state governor, defected with some of his former aides, commissioners while some serving federal and state lawmakers from the state are expected to join him in the Labour Party.