MIKE Omotosho, a factional Chairman of the Labour Party (LP) has told Olusegun Mimiko, the former Governor of Ondo State, to stay clear of the party despite his official return to the party on Thursday.
Mimiko who left the party in 2015 on the eve of its national convention to join the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was received along with his wife, Olukemi, by some local party officers at the Ondo Civic Centre, Akure, Ondo State.
But speaking at a press conference held at the headquarters of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC),Abuja, Omotosho said that the NLC was aware of plans by Mimiko to destabilize the current gains made by workers to reclaim and reposition the Labour Party.
“It is very obvious that the sole purpose of Dr. Mimiko’s re-approach to the Labour Party is to use the workers’ party to launder his sagging political image,” he said
Omotosho urged politicians like the former governor of Ondo State to stay clear of the new Labour Party saying “we are aware of their gimmicks to lure the Labour Party in the direction of other political parties with the hope of rehabilitating their dwindling political relevance.”
He said that a political journey-man like the former governor had in the past taken advantage of the leadership challenges in the Labour Party to satisfy their fantasies for political opportunism.
According to him, Mimiko has shown Nigerian workers that he cannot be trusted, stressing that the Labour Party is no longer a transit bus to strange political destinations.
He also warned that the party has no candidate in the July 14, 2018 governorship election in Ekiti State, adding that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), workers and the Ekiti electorate should not allow themselves to be hoodwinked by the antics of political impostors.
Omotosho who also urged all political aspirants in the Labour Party to deal only with the Screening Committee of the party, said on no account should anyone engage in any form of financial transaction on issues related with the Labour Party with A. A. Salam and Julius Abure.