Uncertainty Trails Ondo Poll *Mimiko calls for shift in date *Ibrahim Heads For Supreme Court

Court okays Ogun Poll on October 8


Uncertainty still prevails on the forthcoming Ondo state governorship poll, as Makarfi PDP faction’s candidate, Ibrahim Jimoh, rejected the Wednesday’s judgement of an appeal court which disqualified him from contesting in the poll.

Jimoh Ibrahim addressing newsmen after the appellate court’ judgement in Abuja, says he is confident that the supreme court will hear his appeal on Friday

He is Optimistic that the apex court will overturn the appeal court’s declaration of Eyitayo Jegede as the PDP candidate, and reinstates him as the authentic PDP candidate.

Jimoh Ibrahim who belongs to the sheriff PDP faction vows that the outgoing governor Olusegun Mimiko will not be allowed to determine who Susceeds him in office.

Meanwhile, governor Olusegun Mimiko has called for a shift in the Ondo state governorship poll despite the appeal court’s endorsement of Eyitayo Jegede as the pdp candidate.

The governor, addressing newsmen in Akure on arrival from Abuja where he witnessed the appeal court’s judgement, explains that the INEC’S earlier recognition of Jimoh Ibrahim as PDP candidate has deprived Jegede from effectively campaigning for the poll.

Under the electoral act, Mimiko says the name of Jegede must be pasted within a time framework, and he must also submit a list of his agents at the poll to INEC.

Mimiko justifying his call for a shift of the Saturday poll says the electoral act stipulates that poll can hold anytime within 30 days to the end of tenure of an elected governor.

In the case of Ondo state, governor Mimiko says his tenure will end January 24, 2o17, which according to him could Accommodate a new date for the poll.


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