Wednesday, November 23

INEC States Condition for removing Jimoh Ibrahim's name as Ondo PDP Guber Candidate

INEC States Condition for removing Jimoh Ibrahim's name as Ondo PDP Guber Candidate

The Independent National Electoral Commission through its Chief Press Secretary to the Chairman of the commission, Mr. Rotimi Oyekanmi, has said that it will obey the judgement of the Court Appeal which ordered INEC to remove the name of Mr. Jimoh Ibrahim as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the Saturday governorship election in Ondo State on one condition – That the order of the court should be served on it before Friday.

The commission said it would now replace his name with that of Mr. Eyitayo Jegede (SAN) as ordered by the appeal court.

INEC opined that when such judgment is served on it that it will immediately comply with it.

Mr. Rotimi Oyekanmi added that the commission would drop the earlier Federal High Court judgment by Justice Abang Okon, where it was fraudulently asked to use the name of Ibrahim as the PDP candidate.

“Yes, the judgment as we followed it shows that we must replace the name of Ibrahim with that of Jegede.

“We will obey the judgment because this is an order coming from a superior court. We will abide by that decision. However, we will expect that the judgment be served on us before Friday to enable us comply. When we are served, we will comply immediately.

“But we are not going to shift the date of the election. We have passed that stage. The election is going to hold on Saturday, November 24 as scheduled.”

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