Businessman-politician, Mr. Jimoh Ibrahim, has vowed to get justice at the apex court following 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 was removed as the candidate of the PDP for the December 10 governorship election on Wednesday by a three-man panel of the appeal court.
In a statement shortly after the judgment, Ibrahim alleged that the incumbent governor of the state, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, wants to succeed himself by planting Mr. Eyitayo Jegede (SAN) as his successor.
“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,” Ibrahim said.
In a related development, there was spontaneous celebration in Ondo state following the announcement that Ibrahim has been replaced by Jegede as the candidate of the PDP.
The Whistler learnt that women trooped to the streets of Akure to jubilate as well as others heading to the INEC office and PDP secretariat, Alagbaka to celebrate.