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Mimiko confirms withdrawal from presidential race, to run for Senate

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Presidential candidate of the Zenith Labour Party and a two term governor of Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Mimiko has backed out of the 2019 Presidential race.

Mimiko announced his withdrawal from the race while meeting with the party faithful from the 18 Local Government Areas of Ondo state and some national leaders of the party, in Ondo, on Thursday.

“I took the decision in the ultimate interest of our party, the Zenith Labour Party,” the former Governor said at the meeting.

Mimiko said at the meeting that he would now be running as the candidate of the ZLP for Ondo Central Senatorial district in next year’s election.

Meanwhile the ZLP candidate for Ondo Central Senatorial district, Engr. Gboye Adegbenro has stepped down for Mimiko.

Adegbenro, a former commissioner for Works under the Mimiko’s administration, said in a statement on Thursday that he is stepping down for Mimiko “in the interest of the Zenith Labour Party and our dear state.”

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