The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ondo State, Mr. Jimoh Ibrahim, has said the people of Ondo State are happy because he has ended the planned third-term agenda of Governor Olusegun Mimiko.Dr Jimoh Ibrahim also asked Governor Olusegun Mimiko to stop seeking assistance from the Presidency over the removal of Eyitayo Jegede as the PDP candidate for the November 26 poll in the state.
Ibrahim said the President remained a law-abiding person and would not tamper with the decision of the court on the Ondo governorship poll.
Ibrahim maintained that many indigenes of the state were already celebrating “Mimiko’s defeat.”
He insisted that the protests in Akure, the state capital, was sponsored by Mimiko to generate fake security concerns.
“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,” he said.
In an interview with our correspondent on Saturday, Ibrahim said it was shameful that Mimiko, who had been castigating President Buhari, could be seeking the help of the President.
“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.”
The PDP governorship candidate further noted that Mimiko was indicting himself as an “incredible chief security officer of the state” for allegedly sponsoring the protests.
He said, “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.”