The political group of Ondo State Governor Olusegun Mimiko, Believe Nigeria Trust Goodluck, has concluded plans to officially dump the presidential campaign of President Goodluck Ebeke Jonathan in a world press conference in Abuja on Friday.
The group, which has a strong grass-roots support across the country, especially in the North, has concluded plans to finally dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, President Goodluck Jonathan for the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, LEADERSHIP reliably gathered.
Ondo State Governor Olusegun Mimiko had, last August, collapsed his old political force, Iroko Frontiers, to form ‘Believe Nigeria Trust Goodluck’ as part of his efforts and commitment the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015.
While inaugurating the group in August 2014, Governor Mimiko had said the vision of the political group was born out of his commitment to the promotion of good governance and visionary leadership for which President Jonathan stood.
The Ondo governor had promised to oversee the operation of the campaign group to ensure Jonathan’s success in 2015 presidential election, a promise that he may now be finding difficult to keep.
A source close to the group disclosed to LEADERSHIP on Thursday that the group’s decision to finally dump President Jonathan of the PDP for Gen. Muhammadu Buhari of APC may not be unconnected with issue of mobilisation which has practically made it impossible for it to carry its programmes, let alone meet the February mandate.
Meanwhile, the National Coordinator, Mr Idris Usman, has premised the group’s decision to dump President Jonathan for Buhari on lack of integrity and credibility, saying the group had to take the decision at this last minute to save its face.