Ondo Election: Mimiko Accuses Presidency of Stopping Jegede

The Ondo State governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko has alleged that there are some cabals in the Presidency who want to stop the factional governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede from contesting the November 26, governorship election in the state.

Mimiko stated this in Akure, the state capital yesterday at a programme in honour of the founder of the O'odua Peoples Congress, Dr. Frederick Faseun.

The governor who said he know that President Mohummadu Buhari was not part of the injustice, noted that, “I am now a part-time resident of Abuja these days to ensure my people get justice and I know the injustice will not stand”.

Leadership recalled that Jegede’s name was removed from the list of contestants of the forthcoming governorship election in the state by the Independent National Electoral Commission and replaced it with Jimoh Ibrahim’s name from the Ali Modu Sheriff’s faction of the party on the order of an Abuja High Court.

Both Makarfi’s faction of the party and the candidate, Jegede had filed an appeal at the appellate court to challenge the order of the high court.

Mimiko, who was the chairman of the occasion said, some people in the Presidency allegedly wanted to stop Jegede from contesting the election by all means.

Meanwhile, the Ahmed Makarfi led factional chairman of the PDP in the state, Mr. Clement Faboyede has also assured members of the party across the state that Jegede would get justice from the court of appeal in Abuja.

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