The Ondo State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Olusegun Agbaje, has stated the reason INEC chose to go with Jimoh Ibrahim as PDP’s governorship candidate in the upcoming Ondo elections despite a court order recognizing Eyitayo Jegede as the authentic candidate.
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“We received a court order from the High Court in Akure and that was yesterday(Wednesday), but there was a subsisting one by Justice Abang today(Thursday), that is what happened,” Mr. Agbaje said.
He said another court order can however upturn the situation.
“The situation will continue that way until the matter is decided by the Supreme Court if the parties choose to proceed to the apex court,” he said, adding that the politicians had put themselves into a tight corner by jumping from one high court to another instead of going to the Court of Appeal.
“Now they have to go on appeal at a higher court,” he said. “They are the ones undoing themselves and like I said, we do not have any candidate. We will only abide by the laws guiding the process.