Supporters of the Jegede faction, on Saturday, October 29, 2016, protested the selection of Ibrahim by INEC.
He said “Ondo people want me to ensure that Mimiko does not succeed himself. I have nothing to lose. I congratulate Ondo people for the victory I gained over Mimiko. I share their joy. I congratulate them that, at least, we were able to defeat Mimiko. They are already celebrating Mimiko’s defeat. I praise God for the victory.”
Ibrahim was named the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The PDP guber candidate alleged that Mimiko is the one sponsoring the protests in the state to make it look like Ondo people do not like him.
Ibrahim also told the Ondo Governor to stop running to President Buhari for help, adding that the President is a law abiding man.
He said “President Buhari cannot stop the Court of Appeal from sitting; he cannot stop the Supreme Court from hearing the applications of the parties involved in this matter. So, Mimiko should learn from Buhari and abide by the decision of the court.
"Mimiko should wait till the Supreme Court finally makes a pronouncement on the matter. I know the matter will end up at the Supreme Court eventually. So, why is he not ready for the legal process to mature? Why is he running up and down.”
Adding that “We are in the 21st century. Nobody can be deceived. Mimiko has castigated Buhari several times. So, why is he now going to the President? What does he want President Buhari to do?
“The President is law-abiding. He abided by the law to become the president. Mimiko should stop running to INEC, the presidency for help.”
Meanwhile, supporters of the Eyitayo Jegede faction of the PDP, on Saturday, October 29, 2016, marched on the streets of Ondo again, to express their displeasure over the choice of Ibrahim by INEC.