Monday, August 29, 2016

Jimoh Ibrahim emerges Ondo governorship candidate.

The Ali-Modu Sheriff’s faction of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ondo State, has picked governorship aspirant, Jimoh Ibrahim, as its candidate in the forthcoming Ondo election despite Monday morning court order stopping Sheriff from going on with another primary election in the state.

The Sheriff’s faction made the selection in the gubernatorial primary election conducted at the Banquet Hall of Premier Hotel, Ibadan.

Other contenders in the primary were Mr Olusola Ebiseni, Honourable Bamiduro Dada, Honourable Niran-Sule Akinsuyi and Mrs. Abiye Ademuyegun.

Accreditation of 801 delegates from the 18 local governments in the state was done by the Alhaji Ame Gulak-led electoral committee.

Nigerian Tribune reports that the election lasted over two hours where Dr Jimoh Ibrahim recorded 502 votes to win the election which its process commenced on Sunday night with his co-contestant, Mr Olusola Ebiseni having 41 votes while 17 votes were invalid.

After the results were announced, Ibrahim promised the party faithful that he would create jobs and improve the educational development in Ondo State.

He said, “I will only occupy one seat in Ondo State, the rest belongs to the people.”

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