Mimiko withdraws from Presidential race, to run for Senate

Dr Olusegun Mimiko received by a large crowd after his declaration (FILE)

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.

Instead, 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.
Since declaring his intention to run for President, Mimiko has enjoyed massive support from different groups across the country.

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.”
He added that “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. Mimiko is a Better Candidate whose national and international exposure and achievements as a two-term Governor, will further add value to the state and the country at large.
While appreciating his constituents, followers and party leaders who have been with him all through the processes that culminated into taking the decision, Adegbenro said: “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.”

Mimiko did not disclose if his party would be supporting any of the major presidential candidates in the 2019 presidential race.

  1. Gbenga Ogundare Olawale says

    Senate for which state you put into unpaid salary for 6months. Your name na sorry

  2. Badmus Ahmed says

    The man doesn’t know where he is going.

  3. Omole Stone OluwaNi says

    Atari Ajanoku.

  4. Obanigba Ayowale says

    Yeye fowl!

  5. Ogbeifun Paul Enosakhale says

    Confused doc

  6. Samuel Isong says

    Water has finally find its own level

  7. Wale Ojumu says

    Lily livered.

  8. Osanyintuyi Dare Felix says


  9. Nwafor George says

    He is still confused

  10. Kaycee A. Ajaero says

    Confusion is that now the directive of your marabout

  11. Abayomi Raphael Ogunboye says

    A man without focus… Confused and cameleon man…

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  13. Otunba Olusegun Akindulureni says

    He is confused

  14. Tajudeen Balogun says

    When he discovered that he had no followers so he decided to play it local.

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  17. Sesan Micheal Olabige says

    Yeye Mimiko. Time is up for you. You were like god when in power but powerless now and looking for power to grab. Who are you going to represent is the same Ondo people who you owed and purnished for 8months?

  18. Azeez Wale Asalu says


  19. Fayemi Peter Adekunle says

    Greedy man! Ole! Barawo!

  20. Big clown!

  21. Saheed Oluwole says


  22. Pst Bello Ibrahim says

    He has evaluated his chances which is very slim, no wonder at all.

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