A former Governor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, on Thursday, announced his intention to run for the presidency on the platform of the Labour Party (LP).
Mimiko said security, restructuring and youth empowerment would be topmost in his declaration speech titled ‘Because We Care.’
Mimiko, before contesting as Governor of Ondo State in 2007, had served as a minister under the Obasanjo administration, Secretary to Ondo State Government and a two time Commissioner for Health in the state.
“There comes a moment in the life of a nation when every patriot must stand up to be counted. At such a moment, no person worthy of a place in history can afford to remain ensconced in their comfort zone.
“When the totality of our being and the very essence of our humanity are in violation, patriots must advance to recapture the present; and commit to re-defining the future. For our country, Nigeria, the moment is now,” Mimiko said at the gathering of party leaders and stakeholders at the LP national secretariat in Abuja.
In his reaction, the National Chairman, of Labour Party (LP), Alhaji Abdulkadir Abdusalam, said Nigeria could restore its glory and reclaim its greatness if Mimiko was given the opportunity to lead the country.