CANDIDATE of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the forth coming governorship election in Ondo State, Mr. Jimoh Ibrahim, yesterday cautioned against INEC acting as a Court Appeal over who is the authentic candidate of the party in the election. Last week the Federal High Court, Abuja presided over by Justice Abang upheld the August 2 primaries that produced Mr. Ibrahim as the Ondo governorship candidate of the PDP. Mr. Ibrahim has been dragging the ticket with Mr. Eyintan Jegege who emerged as the winner of the primaries conducted by the PDP National Caretaker Committee headed by Senator Ahmed Makarfi. Addressing a press conference in Abuja on Sunday, Mr. Ibrahim said INEC has been carrying on as if it has a vested interest on who flies the PDP flag in Ondo state. According to him, INEC was very evasive in receiving the judgment of the court that upheld his candidature and even when the enrolment of the court judgment was sent to INEC the commission was very reluctant in collecting the court process. He said INEC’s advise that PDP leaders should go and resolve their dispute should not be an excuse why the electoral body should not obey the subsisting court order. He declared that it will amount to impunity for INEC to ignore the judgment of the Federal High Court over the tussle for the party when there is no other judgment from the Appeal court upturning the ruling of the High Court. “We feel it is a hopeless and lawless situation for them (INEC) not to obey the judgment. “INEC was involved in the post-judgment litigation and we now have a judgment that is now very specific to the extent that INEC shall accept and process our documentations which we sent to them. “INEC will only destroy their reputation if they allow one or two people run against the judgment of the court.”


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