Ondo Election: A cabal in the presidency forced my relocation to Abuja – Mimiko

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Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State has alleged that there are some cabals in the presidency working day and night to ensure that his former Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede SAN is not recognised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the November 26, governorship election.

Mimiko, particularly said the actions of those cabals had forced him to relocate to Abuja in order to ensure that their injustice did not stand.

Mimiko spoke in Akure, the state capital, at a programme organised by a group of youths, known as "Integrity Icons" to honour the Founder of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Dr. Frederick Fasheun.

The Governor, who also chaired the occasion, said the cabals were afraid that if Jegede should be allowed to participate in the poll, he will defeat their candidates.

Jegede, who is the anointed candidate of Mimiko was removed from the lNEC list and replaced with Jimoh Ibrahim, who was declared by Justice Abang as the authentic candidate.


Already, the Ahmed Markafi PDP's faction, which the governor and Jegede belong to, has filed an appeal against the ruling.

The governor 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.

Faboyede, who met with thousands of members of the party from Ondo Central Senatorial District of the state in Akure on Wednesday urged the people to collect their Permanent Voters' Cards to enable them exercise their civic duties on November 26.

According to him, "If you have not collected your PVC, make sure you collect it, it is sure that the injustice against Jegede will not stand. So collect your PVC to enable you vote for Jegede. He will contest the election and win the election."

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