Ondo Election: We Won’t Forget Ignoble Role Played By Jimoh Ibrahim – Pdp
BEVERLY HILLS, November 29, (THEWILL) – The faction of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, led by Senator Ahmed Makarfi has vowed not to forget the role played by the sacked candidate produced by the Ali Modu Sheriff faction, Jimoh Ibrahim, in frustrating its campaign in Ondo State. This was as it warned Sheriff to stop parading himself as the party's national chairman.
A day to the November 26 election, Ibrahim, who was until sacked by the Supreme Court barely a day to the election the PDP candidate, had l aunched a surprise campaign for the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate, Rotimi Akeredolu, tweeting that “the people of Ondo have no choice than to Love Akeredolu ”.
Akeredolu went on to win the election in 14 out of the 18 local government areas of the state , garnering 244,842 votes to defeat the PDP candidate, Eyitayo Jegede SAN, who only won two local government areas, polling 150,380 votes; while Olusola oke, of the Alliance for Democracy, AD, came third winning also in two local governments with 126,889 votes.
But in a statement issued on Tuesday by its National Publicity Secretary, Dayo Adeyeye, Makarfi faction said, “We won't also forget in a hurry the ignoble role Barrister Jimoh Ibrahim played in scuttling our campaign for the Ondo Election.
“We also know those who pushed him forward for the hatchet job.
“We are amused that the agents of darkness used by the All Progressives Congress to cause confusion and frustrate our campaign for the Ondo Election, can accuse the National Caretaker Committee of impunity.
“However, we simply want them to define what impunity is, using their acts of betrayal as a case study. What they are doing is the worst form of impunity, lawlessness, greed and avarice.”
The statement had earlier declared that “in consonance with Judgment of various Courts, which Ali Modu-Sheriff and his team of confused travelers have not bothered to appeal, the former Borno State Governor is not the Chairman of our Party, the PDP.
“His consistent claim to the Office is a continuation of their plans to sustain mayhem in our Party, but nature and fair justice have taken care of his desperation.”
Based on the judgments, the statement warned that Sheriff and his supporters risked jail terms if he continues to present himself as the leader of the party.
The PDP faction continued, “The Courts have spoken, and their pronouncements are binding. However, those who wish to spend the rest of their lives behind prison bars may continue to utter heresy against the Court.
“We hope their children would be proud to bear the family names of convicts.”