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INEC disowns Jimoh Ibrahim as PDP flagbearer

31 August 2016, 11:22

Abuja - The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disowned the Ondo State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary organised by the Ali Modu Sheriff’s faction, reports The Nation

The primary, which was held on Monday in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, produced Jimoh Ibrahim as the faction's candidate for the November 26 governorship election in the state.

Ibrahim according to News 24 contested the primary with Olusola Ebiseni,  Bamiduro Dada, Niran-Sule Akinsuyi and Abiye Ademuyegun.

Three aspirants; Abiye Ademuyegun, Bamiduro Dada and Niran-Sule Akinsuyi, however, withdrew for Ibrahim.

In the election which lasted over two hours, Ibrahim polled 502 votes to win the election while Ebiseni polled 41 votes.

Also read: Jimoh Ibrahim sues PDP over Ondo governorship primary

INEC was absent at the primary and has therefore, nullified the process.

The commission said it stands by the candidate produced by the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led PDP National Caretaker Committee.

Confirming INEC’s absence, the Chief Press Secretary to INEC chairman, Rotimi Oyekanmi said the commission did not monitor the exercise because of the subsisting court orders.

He, however, said the commission would follow the rule of law in determining the authentic candidate of the party in election.

- News 24


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