Olanrewaju Mimiko Emerges as Zenith Labour Party Candidate for 2024 Ondo Governorship Election

Ondo 2024: Mimiko's brother emerges as ZLP governorship candidate, pledging to transform the state through his 7-point agenda, with the backing of the former governor.

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Nasiru Eneji Abdulrasheed
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Olanrewaju Mimiko Emerges as Zenith Labour Party Candidate for 2024 Ondo Governorship Election

Olanrewaju Mimiko Emerges as Zenith Labour Party Candidate for 2024 Ondo Governorship Election

Olanrewaju Mimiko, the younger brother of former Ondo State Governor Olusegun Mimiko, has been declared the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) governorship candidate for the 2024 Ondo State election in Nigeria. Mimiko emerged as the party's candidate through affirmation at the primary election held at the party's secretariat in Akure, the state capital.

In his address to party members, Mimiko stated that he would focus on ensuring food security, affordable quality education, industrialization, housing, and free health services for all residents if elected as the next governor of Ondo State. "My vision for the state focuses on key sectors such as education, health, the economy, and security. I pledge to ensure food security, provide affordable and quality education, industrialization, housing, and free health services for all residents of Ondo State," Mimiko said.

The primary was preceded by a state congress, where Cornelius Akintoye was elected as the new state chairman of ZLP in Ondo State, setting the stage for a robust campaign leading up to the state elections. The National Secretary of the party, Comrade Yahaya Makama, stated that Mimiko fulfilled all the party's requirements and is a competent candidate who can take the state to greater heights.

Why this matters: The emergence of Olanrewaju Mimiko as the ZLP governorship candidate for the 2024 Ondo State election highlights the party's determination to present a strong contender in the upcoming polls. As the brother of former Governor Olusegun Mimiko, Olanrewaju's candidacy may draw on the political goodwill and support base associated with his family name.

Mimiko, a medical practitioner, outlined his 7-point agenda to transform the state, which includes food security, water supply, industrialization, education, housing, healthcare, and security. The party's slogan, 'Ja Fori e' (Fight for your right), reflects their commitment to championing the rights and welfare of the people of Ondo State.

Mimiko also revealed that his brother, the former governor, has thrown his weight behind him in his quest to become the next governor, stating that the former governor believes Mimiko would build on his achievements. "My brother, the former governor, supports my political ambition despite being in another party. He believes I would build on his achievements," Mimiko said.

Key Takeaways

  • Olanrewaju Mimiko, brother of ex-Ondo gov, declared ZLP guber candidate
  • Mimiko pledges to focus on food security, education, industrialization, housing, healthcare
  • Cornelius Akintoye elected new ZLP state chairman in Ondo, setting stage for campaign
  • Mimiko's candidacy may draw on political goodwill from family name, ex-gov's support
  • ZLP appeals for victory, warns of potential harassment, attacks from ruling party