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.