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#OndoDecides: INEC replaces Jimoh Ibrahim with Eyitayo Jegede

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Jimoh Ibrahim (L) and Eyitayo Jegede (R)

Jimoh Ibrahim (L) and Eyitayo Jegede (R)

The Independent National Electoral Commission (lNEC) has replaced the name of Jimoh Ibrahim with that of Eyitayo Jegede as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for Ondo governorship election, scheduled for Saturday.

A statement signed by the Commission’s Secretary, Agusta Ogakwu, disclosed this on Tuesday in Abuja.

INEC’s decision is in line with the judgment of the Appeal Court which ordered it to replace Ibrahim’s name with Jegede as PDP candidate for the Saturday’s election.

The Court of Appeal panel, led by Justice Ibrahim Salauwa, on Tuesday, set aside the ruling of Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court recognising Jimoh Ibrahim as PDP candidate in the Ondo gubernatorial poll.

Ogakwu said that the decision of the Commission was in compliance with the judgment of the Court of Appeal over the party’s candidate tussle for Ondo governorship election.

“It will be recalled that in compliance with the Order given by the Federal High Court Abuja Division on Oct. 14 (re-affirmed on Oct. 27), the commission recognised Ibrahim as the PDP candidate for the governorship election. However, with today‘s judgment by the Court of Appeal, the commission hereby replaces Mr Jegede as the candidate of the PDP for the said election,” Ogakwu said.

She urged the people of Ondo to come out and exercise their franchise on Nov. 26, in a peaceful manner .

“All the political parties and their candidates participating in the election are also enjoined to play by the rules and cooperate wlth INEC to ensure the smooth conduct of the election,” Ogakwu added.

3 Comments

  1. oghenekevwe

    November 24, 2016 at 11:11 am

    They almost rubbed TY jegede his political right but thank God who fight for him at the die minute. Congratulations.

  2. yemite

    November 24, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    Congratulation to all youth and adult of Ondo State, for the victory of Our Amiable new coming Governor mr Jegede. Thanks to Governor Mimiko…

  3. GANNY OGUNSHAKIN

    November 24, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    Good for Ondo State. Jimoh Ibrahim is too ugly to be the governor of my state. Eyitayo Jegede is easy on the eyes. I wish Ondo State good luck.

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