Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ondo Chapter

Press Statement

October 14, 2016

Ondo State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) wish to congratulate the good people of our Sunshine State for witnessing, today the 14th of October, 2016 a victory for democracy, the triumph of truth over falsehood, Godliness over godfatherism and most importantly, the sweet beginning of a new dawn of development and good governance across the state.

We also congratulate the authentic chairman of our great party in the state, Prince Poroye Biyi Bill for his doggedness, his non resistant fighting spirit and his stronghold to the tenet and dictate of the Almighty God in achieving this historic fate; a case of a little David killing the giant Goliat.

We congratulate our ever vibrant and goal getting candidate, Chief (Dr.) Jimoh Ibrahim (CFR) for remaining steadfast and strong will in defending the people’s mandate freely given to him by over seven hundred delegates of our party at the primary held on the 29 of September, 2016.

And to all our elders, leaders, members, loyalists, well-wishers and the good people of Ondo State in keep faith with our party PDP, we thank you and solicit for your support for our candidate in the forthcoming Governorship election for us to consolidate today’s victory when our candidate shall be elected the governor of the state.

We salute our Judiciary, the last hope of common man, for enhancing our democracy, and rekindle our hope for better Nigeria through the instrumentality of law by correcting the wrong done by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), where Mr. Eyitayo Jegede was erroneously listed as PDP candidate in place of the rightful person, Barrister Jimoh Ibrahim (CFR).

As we have always been saying that as a political party and law abiding individuals, we believe in the court of law and the goodwill of the people of Ondo State not to result into violence or any act capable of undermining our integrity as citizens of Nigeria; but to always act on the best interest of our people, our state, Ondo and dear country Nigeria.

It was a great joy for us that the court has ordered that “INEC shall accept for the conduct of Ondo state election only the nomination of Jimoh Ibrahim for Ondo state election for PDP.”

The presiding Judge of Federal High Court, Abuja, Justice Abang when delivering the judgment that authenticated the candidacy of Dr. Jimoh Ibrahim for PDP in the 26 November 2016 Ondo State Governorship Election said; “I have held a while ago there is no application in the court file brought to my attention and while going through the court record I found in the court file a counter affidavit of the second respondent INEC dated Oct 12, 2016.

“It is therefore mean that INEC did not challenge the prayers of the judgment creditors. INEC is bound to accept the Nomination of the creditors. I so hold.

“INEC counsel did not inform the court on the 29th June, 2016 the day of the judgment of any other judgment that set aside or altered this judgment. To do otherwise than publish the name of the creditors candidate will be unlawful,” Justice Abang ruled.

We therefore urge the people of our Sunshine to diligently await the home coming of our candidate and the man God Himself has ordained and appointed as the next governor of the state, where he shall visit every unit, ward and local government in an unprecedented campaign trail, preaching message of love, oneness, selfless service, developmental strides, human and infrastructural development, wealth creation, educational growth, economy buoyancy and giant stride in Agriculture. Congratulations, Sun shiners.

Signed:

Yemi Akintomide

Director of Media/Publicity

PDP, Ondo State