By Temitope Adedeji, Akure
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo state has expressed that Jimoh Ibrahim ceased to be a member of the party since 2016.
The Publicity Secretary of the party, Kennedy Ikantu Peretei in a statement at the weekend urged members of the party not to worry about the news on the businessman.
The party further accused him of trying to reap from where he did not sow.
The statement emphasized the fact that Ibrahim was used by the All Progressive Congress (APC) in 2016 to disrupt Jegede’s ambition and he was rewarded for it with a federal contract.
Read full statement below:
For The Record: Jimoh Ibrahim Is Not A Member Of PDP.
It would have been unnecessary to dignify the claims of Jimoh Ibrahim’s ranting of PDP being dead with a response, if not for the benefit of the unsuspecting public.
Barrister Jimoh Ibrahim is not a member of the PDP. Before the 2016 Governorship Elections, his only presence in Ondo State was an Accord Party office branded with his billboard and posters. He granted interviews in the media stating his membership of the Accord Party. It was therefore surprising when he turned round to team up with factional National Chairman of the PDP, Alhaji Ali-Modu Sheriff, declaring his intention to be Governor of Ondo State.
When the Supreme Court declared Eyitayo Jegede, SAN as the authentic candidate of PDP for the Governorship Election, Jimoh Ibrahim openly worked for APC/ Rotimi Akeredolu in that Election. It was clear he did a hatchet man’s job for the APC federal government that gave him the Police Affairs Commission contract.
Ibrahim celebrated the APC victory at the polls in 2016. How can the same character claim to be a member of the PDP? .
Unfortunately, since Ibrahim joined politics in 2003, he has never won in his Igbotako Ward. His claim to any kind of political relevance is only in the media. On ground, he is a paper tiger.
Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu will have the shock of his life when Jimoh Ibrahim calls for the vehicles he has “donated” for the Campaigns. These same vehicles were donated to Accord Party, rebranded and donated to PDP. When he withdrew them after the 2016 Election, some persons took Ibrahim to Court. The matters are still pending in Court. To Ibrahim, everything is business and maybe looking for areas to scam the Government and people of Ondo State. These vehicles are scraps, more than eight years on Nigerian roads. He should stop parading himself as member of our party and fathom followers decamping with him to APC