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I’m still PDP’s candidate, Jimoh Ibrahim insists


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The candidate of Senator Ali Modu Sheriff-led faction of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), in the Ondo governorship election, Jimoh Ibrahim, has insisted that he remained the authentic candidate of the PDP in the November 26 election, noting that the Court of Appeal judgement of November 23, did not indicate that INEC needed to remove his name from the ballot.

“The court did not make a consequential order asking INEC to remove my name; so nobody can remove my name from the ballot,” Ibrahim tweeted on Thursday. “The judgment is very vague; it is nebulous and ambiguous. INEC cannot dare to remove my name.”

The Appeal Court on Wednesday ruled in favour of Mr Eyitayo Jegede, the candidate of the Sen. Ahmed Makarfi-led faction of the party as the authentic candidate of the party in the election.

And Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it would obey the order of the court.

Ibrahim declared that he would drag the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to court if his name was removed from the ballot. He said his campaign to become the next governor of Ondo State was still on.

“INEC will pay billions of naira in damages if it dares remove my name and replace it with another. What will it be acting on? I’m continuing my campaign. Nobody can stop me. I’ll invite you all to the victory party on Sunday, after the election,” he said.

But INEC chairman Professor Mahmood Yakubu said the Commission would abide by the appellate court’s ruling.

“INEC is a law-abiding institution. We obey the laws of the land.When we received the ruling of the Federal High Court, we complied immediately. And we have said that if there is an order of a superior court, we will obey that order immediately without qualms,” he said.

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  • Ify Onabu

    Unless he is a mole planted by the APC, Jimoh Ibrahim should now give peace a chance. The highest court of the land has ruled, but not in his favour. He must support his opponent if he intends to remain relevant.

    • 100%Iboguy

      You are very unreasonable. Does anyone has to be a mole of whatever catches your primordial prejudice before the person can exercise his or her inalienable right to canvass his or case before the law courts?

  • Comfortkay

    Jimoh Ibrahim cannot run a company successfully how can he as a governor runs a state.

  • Iskacountryman

    jimoh…you can be anything you want to be…