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Press Release: Ondo PDP disowns Jimoh Ibrahim

PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC PARTY (PDP)
ONDO STATE CHAPTER

Press Release
August 30, 2016

Ondo PDP disowns Jimoh Ibrahim

The so called PDP parallel governorship primary held in Ibadan, Oyo State on Monday August 29, 2016 is a mere scam as the governorship primary election held on August 22, 2016 in Akure, Ondo State that produced Mr. Eyitayo Jegede SAN as its flag bearer is the only authentic one.

Apart from the fact that the so called primary election is illegal having been impeded by an Akure High Court, more than 99 percent of those who participated in the scam were hired into Premier Hotels, Ibadan, venue of the Congress, from nearby hubs of hoodlums and touts in the town.

Section 25 of the PDP constitution clearly stipulates those who are eligible to participate in the State Governorship Primary Election of the Peoples Democratic Party.

All the persons that fall in the various categories making up the Governorship Primary Election Congress had already participated in the Congress that produced Eyitayo Jegede (SAN) as the flagbearer of the party.

These persons cannot be impersonated and their roles in the electoral college cannot be replicated, duplicated or copied in whatever guise.

It is also very important, at this juncture, to tell the whole world that Jimoh Ibrahim, the acclaimed candidate of the illegal parallel PDP primary is not a member of the PDP from ward to State level.

Jimoh Ibrahim had publicly declared for the Accord Party and is yet to relinquish his membership of the Accord Party at any point in time.

Also, Mr Ibrahim has not at any point in time followed the procedure necessary to rejoin the party.

The PDP constitution is clear as regards the process of returning to the party after leaving.

Cap 2, part 1 of the PDP constitution states that: “a person who desires to join the party after leaving it shall apply to his Ward Secretary for re-admission”.

It is not only illegal for a member of another party to pick the governorship ticket of the PDP but it also amounts to double standard.

Hence, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State has declared Jimoh Ibrahim a persona non grata.

We wish to call on all genuine members of the party whose minds were hitherto swayed to remain steadfast in the mainstream of the party under the leadership of Engr. Clement Faboyede.

Let us all join hands together to work for the victory of our party’s candidate, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede (SAN) as the next governor of Ondo State.

Banji Okunomo
Ondo PDP Publicity Secretary

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