Ondo 2016: Sheriff PDP faction moves governorship primary to Ibadan

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The Ali Modu Sheriff faction of the Peoples Democratic Party is set to hold its primaries for the Ondo State governorship election on Monday.

Rather than hold the primary in Ondo, it is scheduled to hold at the zonal headquarters of the party in Ibadan, Oyo State.

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.

Those contesting on the faction’s platform are Olusola Ebiseni, Niran Sule-Akinsuyi, Abiye Ademuyegun, Bamiduro Dada and Jimoh Ibrahim.

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

The Ahmed Makarfi faction had already produced Eyitayo Jegede as candidate of the PDP which is the ruling party in the state.

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  • paul irumundomon

    Must he lead pdp, the party voted that they no longer need him and his services, it id not a do or die to lead the party, if he really love his party, this is the worse way to go about his anger.

  • favourtalk

    PDP is a big house of jokers, we cant continue to watch them destroy the country more . They have nothing to offer us all.. see the drama they are displaying again

    • emmanuel

      Did you see the Juju at APC headquarters in Akure? Does that not appear worse than a miscreant who has decided to hold a state’s party primaries far away?
      Na wa for you o. Abi Liar Mohammed witchcraft don catch up with you?

  • muazu wali

    Comedy of errors. People’s pains under their administration has transferred itself to the baunch of criminal, thieves and miscreants. May the Almighty continue to lead them from one crisis after another.

    • dan

      Amen

    • o

      you are not been sincere. SAS-Sherif is not a PDP man and was never a pdp. Sherif is just a demon looking for any party to destroy. It was Tinubu that cut him to size in APC, when he wanted to hijack it and in the process exchange bad words with Tinubu, and if not because of buhari he could have slapped Tinubu. The unch of criminal are more of APC today than PDP.

  • Marcus Ijele

    Take a court order to stop this mad Sheriff from holding any Primary in any PDP, building/Office. He is no longer a member.

  • OMOLOYIN

    PDP= Party of criminals.