Ondo 2016: After losing to Eyitayo Jegede, Jimoh Ibrahim campaigns for APC’s Akeredolu

Jimoh Ibrahim
Photo: PointBlank News
Jimoh Ibrahim Photo: PointBlank News

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.dickson-jegede-and-mimiko-620x330

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.”

Rotimi Akeredolu Photo: DailyTrust
Rotimi Akeredolu

Photo: DailyTrust

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.


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  • Burbank

    Jimoh Ibrahim and Jegede will both soon joined the APC like Kalu Orji and hope that Buhari will keep the EFCC and the DSS of their cupboards.
    But they forget Saraki!

  • T-Rex

    Shown in his true colours at last

  • Taiwo

    The original deal was for him to help spoil the PDP’s chance in favour of Akeredolu.

  • stanejike

    I hope his action will not end up attracting protest votes against Akeredolu…. Ondo electorates might be angry for taking them for a ride o!