Ondo Election Jegede says he is close to retrieving his mandate from Jimoh Ibrahim

Jegede says he is very close to retrieving his mandate using the instrumentality of the rule of law.

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Eyitayo Jegede, factional candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming Ondo election says he is "very close" to retrieving his mandate using the instrumentality of the rule of law.

Jegede in a statement on Friday, November 11, 2016, expressed confidence in the ability of the judiciary to "correct all manipulation of his candidacy by those opposed to democracy".

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Jimoh Ibrahim.

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He said: "I again reiterate that I am absolutely committed to the rule of law, I have submitted my grievances to the courts and despite the contrivance and manipulation by those who are opposed to democracy, we have been vindicated at the first step and God willing we will continue to trudge on.

"There is no looking back, we are here because we have the interest of the people at heart," he added.

Jegede also appealed to his supporters to intensify their campaigns across the nook and crannies of the state.

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Meanwhile, a special panel of the Appeal Court has granted Jegede leave to appeal Justice Okon Abang's ruling which ordered the substitution of his name with that of Jimoh Ibrahim as PDP candidate for the November 26 governorship election.

The special panel also granted similar application filed by Ahmed Markarfi and Senator Ben Obi faction to challenge Jimoh Ibrahim's candidacy.

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