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Ondo Election PDP supporters protest selection of Jimoh Ibrahim as guber candidate

Ibrahim has dismissed the protests, and accused Governor Olusegun Mimiko of trying to create an impression of unrest.

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PDP supporters protesting in Ondo state play

PDP supporters protesting in Ondo state

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday, October 28, 2016, named Jimoh Ibrahim as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) guber candidate.

The Ahmed Makarfi faction of the PDP had presented Eyitayo Jegede as the party’s flag-bearer for the November 26, 2016 governorship election.

As a fall out of INEC’s action, resident of Ondo state took to the streets on Friday, October 28, 2016, to protest.

Ibrahim however dismissed the protests, and accused the Ondo Governor, Olusegun Mimiko of trying to create an impression of unrest.

On Saturday, October 29, 2016, supporters of the PDP marched on the streets of Ondo again, to express their displeasure over the choice of Ibrahim by INEC.

The Ondo PDP factional Chairman, Clement Faboyede, during the march, vowed never to allow the business mogul fly the flag of the party in the forthcoming governorship election.

He said “The APC is using Jimoh Ibrahim against us. Ibrahim is a member of the Accord Party; he is not our member. No court can impose any candidate on any political party.”

Jimoh Ibrahim also dismissed claims that Ondo people do not like him, saying he doesn’t need the help of Governor Mimiko to win the governorship election.

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