Barrister Jimoh Ibrahim has apparently ignored the ruling of the appeal court which declared Eyitayo Jegede as the Peoples Democratic Party’s legitimate candidate for the Ondo state governorship election, saying that he remains the party’s candidate.
Recall that the Appeal Court set aside the Justice Abang judgement that ordered INEC to publish his name as the PDP governorship candidate for the November 26 election in the State.
Few minutes after the ruling, Ibrahim said that he would proceed to the Supreme Court to challenge the judgment by the Court of Appeal.
Jimoh had alleged that the judgment delivered by the Court of Appeal was “paid for.”
“I have read the decision of the Court of Appeal delivered today (yesterday). We have nothing to lose as the Supreme Court seats on the same case tomorrow (today).
“We shall get justice at the Supreme Court and if PDP wins Saturday’s election, we shall have our four years mandate to rule Ondo State. Let me advise you not to abuse anyone or fight over this one-day ruling, which was paid for from the state treasury. Mimiko will not succeed himself with Jegede this is too sure.
“We will 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 your continuous support,” he said.
He also said that the judgment was vague, nebulous and ambiguous. He said, “The court did not make a consequential order asking INEC to remove my name; so nobody can remove my name from the ballot. The judgment is very vague; it is nebulous and ambiguous. INEC cannot dare to remove my name.
“INEC will pay billions of naira in damages if it dares to do that. What will it be acting on? There is no consequential order. The order is empty; it’s an empty voyage of discovery!
“I’m continuing my campaign. Nobody can stop me.
“Yes. I’ll invite you to the victory party on Sunday, after the election.”