Buhari, Mimiko In Closed Door Meeting Over Ondo Election

Governor Segun Mimiko of Ondo State held a closed door meeting with President Buhari days, few days to the highly contentious governorship election in the state.

This is the second in recent weeks the governor, who is the chairman of the governors forum of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, would be meeting President Buhari.

Mr. Mimiko got to the villa at noon and went straight into the president’s office.

According to PT, the meeting lasted for about 30 minutes. After meeting with Buhari, he headed to the office of the Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, where he also spent another 30 minutes.

Speaking with State House correspondents shortly after emerging from the meetings, Mimiko said he was in the Villa because he sensed a security threat in Ondo State.

“As chief security officer of my state, if there is credible threat to security, I owe the responsibility to Nigerians to inform Mr. President of what is going on in the state,” he said.

The governor refuted the rumour going round that he plans to cross-carpet to the APC, following the Appeal Court’s decision which did not favour his faction of the PDP.

For now, both APC and AD candidates are trying to have Mimiko on their sides ahead of the poll.