2019: Gboye confirms stepping down for Mimiko

The senatorial candidate for Ondo Central Senatorial District, Gboye Adegbenro, has confirmed the report making the rounds of him stepping down for the presidential candidate of the Zenith Labour Party, ZLP, Olusegun Mimiko.

FRESH9JA had reported on Thursday of the plot by the former Ondo State Governor to dump his presidential ambition for a senatorial seat.

In a statement issued in Akure, the Ondo State capital and made available to DAILY POST, Gboye stated that he bowed out of the senatorial race for the good of the party.

Gboye explained that the former governor, who he served under, deserved the ticket particularly for his selflessness for his people.

The statement read, “It has become imperative that I bring to a close my aspiration to represent Ondo Central Senatorial District at the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria at this critical juncture.

“Having consulted far and wide with my family, business associates, followers and constituents, it has become important to bow out before the full race commences in the interest of our great party, the Zenith Labour Party and our dear state.

“More than the above, I am convinced that the candidacy of our leader, the former governor of Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, will better serve the interest of the district now and the overall goal of the south west.

“I am eternally grateful to my constituents, followers and party leaders who have been with us all through the processes that culminated into taking this decision and renew my commitment and unalloyed dedication to the Zenith Labour Party.

“I remain a firm believer and supporter of my brother and leader, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, who invited me into partisan politics and who has always provided selfless leadership.”


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