ONDO, OCTOBER 28, 2016 – The Peoples Democratic Party in Ondo State has disowned the newly announced governorship candidate of the party, Jimoh Ibrahim, saying he is not a member of the party.A statement by the Party’s Director of Publicity, Ayo Fadaka, said the announcement of Jimoh Ibrahim by INEC as the party’s candidate was shocking.
“This development is not only shocking but a complete aberration as a man absolutely unknown to the Party has been made our candidate.”
Fadaka, however, expressed hope that the temporary setback will be resolved by the Appeal court in Abuja which begins sitting today just as he advised members to be law abiding.
“We, however, advise our members to remain calm as this development is a temporary setback that will certainly be reversed through the instrumentality of the law via the Court of Appeal. We are sure that justice will be done on this matter.’ Fadaka explained.
Relatively, Eyitayo Jegede [SAN] in a statement has expressed optimism that the Appeal Court would revalidate his mandate to fly the flag of the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP] in Next Month’s Ondo governorship Election.
Jegede said attempts to substitute his name will not stand as justice would be done on the matter at the appeal court.
“I am aware of a recent litigation resulting in the announcement of another person as the governorship candidate of our great party, the Peoples Democratic Party.
”However, I wish to assure our teeming supporters in Ondo State that necessary legal steps have been taken to seek justice. Already, the matter is before the Court of Appeal”