Group Accuses Jimoh Ibrahim Of Making Ondo Ungovernable For MimikoA group, under the aegis of Movement for Democratic Dividend, MDD, has described the withdrawal of the Justices of the Court of Appeal from the appeal filed by Eyitayo Jegede of the Peoples Democratic Party as another step towards bringing chaos in Ondo State and subversion of democracy in Nigeria.
The Appeal Court panel of judges has on Tuesday pulled out of the suit filled before it by Jegede.
The Head of the panel, Jummai Sankey, had during sitting announced the decision of the judges to pull out of the case, saying Biyi Okporoye, Chairman of the Ali Modu Sheriff faction of the PDP in Ondo State, had written a petition, accusing them of receiving bribe.
Reacting to the development, however, MDD in a statement in Akure on Tuesday said it was another tactics to rob Eyitayo of his rightful ticket.
The group’s president Adesoji Akinlamilo in the statement said the “underhand tactics, blackmail and outright subterfuge as being employed by the Jimoh Ibrahim group ostensibly at the prodding of prominent APC goons cannot but stoke disquiet, anger and doubts. And when doubts are accentuated by feelings of injustice, lawlessness is the possible outcome.”
According to him, “the legal rigmarole and blackmail now being witnessed are only new steps by Jimoh Ibrahim and those urging him on within the APC to set the state on fire and make it ungovernable for the incumbent as he had long vowed to do.”
The group which said a new foundation for chaos was being laid through the Ondo debacle, called on well-meaning Nigerians to prevail on President Buhari to note the historical realities of Nigeria and save Ondo State and by implication, Nigeria from the chaos that could result when all hope were lost in the judiciary.