PDP Rejects Court Ruling, Declares Jegede as “Authentic”.
The People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in Ondo state have reacted to the ruling by Justice Abang of the federal High Court to Reinstate Jimoh Ibrahim as the PDP Gubernatorial Candidate for the upcoming Elections.
The PDP, in a statement signed by its national publicity secretary has stated that Eyitayo Jegede is the “authentic” candidate for the elections. See Statement below:
“RE: Jimoh Ibrahim to Replace Eyitayo Jegede as PDP Guber Candidate in Ondo State…Jegede Remains Our Flag-Bearer in the November 26, 2016 Ondo Election – PDP
The Ruling of Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja today, Friday, October 14, 2016 does not in any way affect the matter of the PDP Candidacy in the forthcoming Ondo State Governorship Election. The issue of Ondo Governorship was not the matter before Justice Abang in the Suit. The matter before his Lordship was in relation to the 2019 General Elections.
For the avoidance of doubt, Hon. Eyitayo Jegede remains the Flag Bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Saturday, November 26, 2016 Ondo State Governorship Election.
We therefore call on all our members, teeming supporters and the electorates in Ondo state not to allow this Ruling to distract them; but should continue with the Guber campaigns to ensure the victory of our flag bearer, Hon. Eyitayo Jegede in the election.