Ondo guber: Ibrahim heads to Supreme Court, says Mimiko won't succeed self
Mr. Jimoh Ibrahim has reacted to the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Abuja, which ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to remove his name as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Saturday's governorship election in Ondo State.
Ibrahim said in a statement shortly after the judgment that he was sure of getting justice at the Supreme Court.
He said there was no way the incumbent Governor of the state, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, would succeed himself by planting Mr. Eyitayo Jegede (SAN) as his successor.
His statement reads in part,
'I have read the decision of the Court of Appeal delivered today (Wednesday). We have nothing to lose, as the Supreme Court sits on the same case tomorrow.
'We shall get justice at the Supreme Court and if PDP wins Saturday election, we shall have our four-year mandate to rule Ondo State.
'Let me advise you not to abuse anyone or fight over this one day ruling. Mimiko will not succeed himself with Jegede. This is too sure.
'We continue with our work and remain in our great party, PDP. I love the great people of Ondo state and I thank you all for continuous support.'