Former Governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko has denied reports that he is planning to contest in the 2023 presidential election.
Mimiko gave the denial in a statement on Tuesday signed by his Special Assistant on Media and Digital Communications, John Paul Akinduro.
The former governor said he is not planning to become the running mate of Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State in the 2023 presidential election.
Mimiko disclosed that he is in support of the call by the Southern Governors for a Southern president to emerge in 2023 but he is not aspiring to become a vice-presidential candidate.
He revealed that his return to the PDP is towards rescuing and rebuilding Nigeria for the good of the people and not any personal, individual agenda.
The statement partly read, “Mimiko is aligned with the aspiration of the people of Southern Nigeria as exemplified by the call of the Southern Governors for a Southern president in the next dispensation and he has not in all his deliberations within Afenifere muted any idea of seeking their support for a VP ambition.
“Above all, Mimiko has made it clear that he is in the PDP to work towards actualising the decision of the majority of party members towards rescuing and rebuilding Nigeria for the good of the people and not any personal, individual agenda.”
This article was originally published on Naija News