Ondo 2016: There Won't Be Election Without PDP - Gov. MimikoOndo State Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko has said that governorship elections in the state cannot take place without the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Mimiko made the comment on Sunday, November 6, during a PDP stakeholders meeting in Akure, the state capital.
“I don’t know how they will do it, it is impossible for them to deny us our right,” he said according to Punch.
“Justice will stand and Jegede will contest this election. Election can’t take place in Ondo State without the PDP.
“I had to see the President in my capacity as the Chief Security Officer in Ondo State, briefing the Chief Security Officer of the country on the need to allow justice to prevail, and Mr. President gave his commitment to ensure that justice will be done and I have no reason to doubt him.
“We know those that are behind this. It is beyond the President. Their thinking is that without Jegede, they will win but their plan will fail,” he said.
The PDP is facing a leadership crisis which has resulted in it choosing two candidates for the polls; Eyitayo Jegede for the Ahmed Makarfi faction and Jimoh Ibrahim for the Ali Modu Sheriff faction.
Meanwhile, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has approved Ibrahim as the official PDP governorship candidate for the state.