Businessman Jimoh Ibrahim has taken to his twitter handle to launch a surprise campaign for the All Progressives Congress and its candidate, Rotimi Akeredolu.
The governorship election holds on Saturday with the PDP, AD, SDP and APC featuring as major participants.
Mr. Ibrahim’s support comes a day after the Supreme Court threw out his appeal against the judgement sacking him as candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party.
Mr. Ibrahim’s post confirms the allegations that he and his co-travellers in the Ali Sheriff faction of the party were out purposely to destroy the party and ensure it did not win the governorship election.
“The people of Ondo have no choice than to Love Akeredolu,” hew wrote on Friday on his handle @JimohIbrahimOFR.
“I know him as a selfless politician with peerless leadership.
“I can see #OndoLoveAkeredolu everywhere. Why won’t the people of Ondo Love Aketi? He’s a consistent politician with first class integrity.”
Jimoh Ibrahim was the candidate of the state’s ruling PDP in the election until Wednesday when the Appeal Court dismissed his claims to the party’s governorship ticked.
But Mr. Jegede, who is weakened by the 30-day legal battle, appeared to have been dealt a blow since he had no time to put his campaign back into full swing.
His call for the postponement of the election was rejected by INEC.