Don’t defect- Mimiko’s aide begs PDP members

By Maxwell Adeyemi Adeleye
 
The Ondo State Commissioner for Culture, Tourism and Special Duties, Hon. Femi Adekanmbi yesterday appealed to members of the Ahmed Markafi faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) not to defect to all any political party ahead of the November 26, governorship election. 

Adekanmbi said he is still confidence that the Appellate Court handling the crisis rocking the party over whose faction should present a candidate for the gubernatorial poll, will rule in favour of their faction.  

The Markafi and Ali Modu Sheriff factions have been battling on the ticket of the PDP. 
 
Already, a Federal High court presided over by Justice Abang has ruled in favour of Sheriff’s camp making the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to recognize Mr. Jimoh Ibrahim as the candidate of the party. 
 
The Commissioner, who spoke with reporters shortly after addressing PDP members in Owo local Government, boasted that he believed the lower court pronouncement would not stand. 
 
The governor’s aide also lamented over what he tagged external forces, which he said were fueling the party crisis. 
 
He urged the party supporters to remain steadfast and continue to work for the party, saying he is so sure that the Appeal Court would ruled in favour of their own candidate, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede SAN. 
 
He noted that apart from the fact that Jegede emerged through a recognised constitutional process, he said Ibrahim is no longer a member of the party. 
 
“We are here to assure our people that by the special grace of God, Eyitayo Jegede will win the Appeal and our party will also win the November 26, governorship election. 
 
“The order that brought in Jimoh Ibrahim was a kangaro order and the Appeal knows Abang as a man who has no integrity”.
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