Cabal in Presidency Moving to Block Jegede, Says Mimiko

Ondo State Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, has said he recently relocated to Abuja to ensure the factional governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede, get justice and contest the November 26 governorship election.

The governor stated this in Akure on Wednesday at a programme in honor of the founder of the Odua Peoples Congress, Dr. Frederick Faseun. The programme was organised by a group of youths known as Integrity Icons.

Mimiko, who was the chairman of the occasion, alleged that there are some people were in the Presidency who wanted to stop Jegede from contesting the election.

Jegede’s name was replaced with that of Jimoh Ibrahim on the list of contestants for the forthcoming governorship election in the state by the Independent National Electoral Commission based on court order. Ibrahim is of the Ali Modu Sheriff’s faction of the party.

Both Makarfi’s faction of the party and the candidate, Jegede, had filed an appeal at the appellate court to challenge the order of the high court.


Mimiko said, “Some people are in the Presidency causing the injustice on us. But I know President Buhari is not part of the injustice.

“I am now a part-time resident of Abuja these days to ensure my people get justice and I know the injustice will not stand.”

Similarly, the factional chairman of the PDP in the state, Mr. Clement Faboyede, has assured members of the party across the state that Jegede would get justice from the Court of Appeal in Abuja.



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