Ondo 2016: Jimoh Ibrahim emerges factional governorship candidate

Jimoh Ibrahim
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Jimoh Ibrahim Photo: PointBlank News

Business mogul, Jimoh Ibrahim, has emerged the candidate of the Ali Modu Sheriff faction of the Peoples Democratic Party which held in Ibadan on Monday.

Mr. Ibrahim scored 501 votes to defeat his closest rival, Olusola Ebiseni, who polled 41 votes.

The other two aspirants stepped down for Mr. Ibrahim just before the commencement of voting.

The Ahmed Makarfi faction already produced Eyitayo Jegede, as candidate of the party in the state.

The Ali Modu Sheriff faction had moved its primary to the zonal headquarters of the party in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

The move, PREMIUM TIMES gathered, followed the inability of the faction to get the state executive committee of the party to host the event. The state governor, Olusegun Mimiko, belongs to the rival Ahmed Makarfi faction of the PDP.

“The National Working Committee of the party has taken over the organisation off the primary and it will now hold in Ibadan,” spokesman of the faction, Yemi Akintomide, said on Sunday.

“It was the decision of the committee on the Ondo State governorship primary headed by Ahmed Gulak that the primary be moved to Ibadan, the zonal headquarters of the party.”

Mr. Akintomide said the move did not offend any section of the Electoral Act or the party’s constitution as it would be held at the zonal office of the party.

The aspirants had gone through a screening exercise chaired by Yunusa Mohammed which held at the party’s national secretariat on Thursday.

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  • Man_Enough

    what is it that makes this Ali Modu Sheriff so thick? upon what meat does he feed?

    • Mufu Ola

      The Kanuris & Chadians are ferocious & battle hardened ethnic group who hardly yield ground..

  • Jeffrey

    Who among them now will be presented as the candidate of the party for election? Is it jegede or jimoh ?

  • Rommel

    Should Jimoh Ibrahim become governor otio! what happened to air Nigeria will happen to that state

  • favourtalk

    PDP is a confused party, see what they have reduced themselves into

  • Political Steve

    Sheriff is a trouble shooter. His mandate is to destroy PDP

    • Mufu Ola

      The PDP approached him to be the chairman.He didn’t invite himself.

    • ndemokon

      Please, check your dictionary for the meaning of troubleshooter

  • freemoni

    Ibadan is not Ondo state. It should be held anywhere in d state capital. Or u can refuse to hold primary due to unforseeable event and NEC can produce d candidate frm among d contestants. Pls let a LAWYER read electoral Act and Amechi v Inec.

  • Uka

    I pity the good people of ondo if they allow this man to win an election in their state. I worked for him for about two years, First three months he did not give us a kobo…he said we were training….following months salary was delayed by almost a month…no direction….totalitarian…….drunk…womaniser……the list goes on and on

  • Mufu Ola

    The career undertaker has landed!

    • Political Steve

      PDP didn’t asked him to become their nuisance