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Ondo governorship poll: Sheriff PDP endorses Mimiko’s candidate

By Our Correspondent

The faction loyal to Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Ali Modu Sheriff has endorsed the candidate loyal to Ahmed Makarfi led executive in the forthcoming governorship election, Mr. Tayo Jegede.

With the move, the group has withdrawn its support of Chief Jimoh Ibrahim who picked the ticket of the group recently thus putting an end to the controversies that the party has two candidates for the race.

Addressing a press conference on Friay in Yola, the Legal Adviser of the Sheriff faction, Mr. Seth Crowther said their decision was based on his integrity and capacity to offer good governance and consolidate on the performance of Governor Olusegun Mimiko.

“Even though we have internal crisis within the party, that does not mean that we are going to throw away our chances of winning the election.

“Jegede is a candidate that any party can use to win any election. We know him more than the people of Ondo, because after his NYSC, he spent all his life in Adamawa and the people can attest to his integrity.”

He added: “Sheriff himself will be happy if PDP wins the election, because it is a boost to his leadership.

“So, we cannot toy with this golden opportunity on the basis of internal crisis.”

Crowther urged the people of Ondo not to gamble with the golden opportunity that has presenting itself, so that Jegede would continue with the Mimiko’s legacy of providing people-oriented projects in the state.

While canvassing the cooperation of Sheriff, the group noted that their call should not be misinterpreted as asking Sheriff to abandon his cause of entrenching constitutionality.

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