The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ondo State has called on its teeming members and supporters to disregard the purported judgement being circulated by Jimoh Ibrahim and his group.
In a statement issued on Friday, October 14, 2016 by the publicity secretary of the PDP in Ondo State, Mr. Banji Okunomo, the party said that its governorship candidate can only emerge through a due process in consonance with the constitution of the Peoples Democratic Party.
The party believes that its governorship candidate can never be produced through the back door or some unconstitutional procedures.
The Supreme Court of Nigeria has made it clear that only the National Executive Committee, NEC, of a party could nominate the governorship candidate.
This was done in the nomination of Mr Eyitayo Jegede (SAN). As such, no High court can invalidate or alter this position which is clearly defined by the highest ruling court in Nigeria.
The PDP wishes to allay the fear of party members as appropriate steps are already being taken in this regard to quash obnoxious and baseless ruling.
Such judgement or ruling, if it ever existed, is appealable with expedition and for want of legal justification shall never stand.
More so, Mr Jimoh Ibrahim who took the case to court is not a registered member of the PDP.
Mr Jimoh Ibrahim is a verified non member of the PDP at any level- ward, local government or state, having openly defected to the Accord Party. His intention to destabilise the party can never be effectual.
He would fail and is only working for some fifth columnists outside the PDP. The intention of Jimoh Ibrahim and his sponsors is to put Ondo State under subjugation.
The PDP calls on its members and supporters to remain focused and steadfast. They should continue with the Eyitayo’s campaign which will be actualised.
It is advisable that Jimoh Ibrahim emulates business moguls like Mike Adenuga and Aliko Dangote who have laboured to build their businesses and have today become a point of reference. Jimoh Ibrahim, rather than cause mischief in the PDP, should devise means of resuscitating his numerous failed businesses.