Breaking News

Why Jonathan postponed campaign in Ondo —Mimiko

By Dayo Johnson

Akure—ONDO State governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko yesterday explained that the Presidential campaign of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, scheduled to hold in the state yesterday was postponed due to official engagement by President Goodluck Jonathan.

Segun Mimiko, Ondo State governor
Segun Mimiko, Ondo State governor

The governor who spoke through the state Commissioner of Information, Mr. Kayode Akinmade said the President rescheduled his campaign in Ondo State not for political reasons but to attend to other important national issues.

According to him, President Jonathan had a crucial meeting with some world leaders in Abuja including former Secretary General of the United Nations, UN, Dr. Kofi Annan, hence the postponement of the campaign in the state.

The PDP Presidential campaign had initially scheduled the party’s presidential campaign in Ondo State for yesterday but cancelled it less than 24 hours to the programme.

Governor Mimiko who is also the South West co-ordinator of the Jonathan Campaign Organization hinted that a new date would soon be announced for the President’s campaign in the state.

He ruled out politics from the postponement and urged admirers of Jonathan and members of the PDP in the state to remain steadfast.

The governor also assured that the people of the state would support President Jonathan’s second term ambition, just as he stressed that the people of Ondo State are solidly behind the Jonathan’s administration.


Comments expressed here do not reflect the opinions of vanguard newspapers or any employee thereof.