Ondo state governor Olusegun Mimiko today, November 21 met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja.
Daily Trust reported that the governor arrived the president's office at exactly 12.15pm.
After the meeting, Governor Mimiko explained to State House correspondents why he was in Abuja to see the president.
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He said: “This is my second visit to the Villa since this crisis in our party started. Like I said, as the Chief Security Officer of my state, if there is any credible threat to security, I owe the responsibility to Nigerians to apprise Mr. President of what is going on in the state.
“Mr. President was in my state to campaign for his party. I extended to him the courtesy of receiving him at the airport and seeing him off as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, not as APC (member).
“I understand that people have speculated that this means I am going to APC. There is nothing of such. I only extended him normal courtesy that protocols demand.”
After a 20-minute meeting with Buhari, Mimiko headed for the office of the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari for another tete-a-tete.
Just about three weeks ago, Mimiko visited Buhari to alert him of the imminent danger in the replacement of Eyitayo Jegede with Jimoh Ibrahim as governorship candidate of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.
As at the time of Mimiko’s arrival, hundreds of PDP supporters were protesting at the Ondo state headquarters of INEC, barricading the exit and demanding postponement of Ondo election.