JUST IN: Mimiko joins 2019 presidential race

Former Ondo State Governor, Olusegun Mimiko, has declared his bid to run for president on the platform of the Labour party in 2019.

Mimiko made the declaration at exactly 12:15pm, at an event held at the National Secretariat of the Alhaji Abdulkadir Abdulsalam-led LP, in Abuja, on Thursday.

“I have found it compelling to declare my intention to run for president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” he said.

Mimiko lamented the wanton killings across the country especially in the Middle Belt saying purposeful leadership was required to halt the carnage.

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