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Jimoh Ibrahim emerges Ondo PDP candidate for Sheriff's faction

29 August 2016, 13:38

Ibadan - The Group Managing Director, Energy Group, Dr Jimoh Ibrahim has emerged the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate for Ondo State  for the Senator Ali Modu Sheriff's faction of the party, reports Tribune.

Ibrahim emerged on Monday in the primary election conducted at the Banquet Hall, Premier Hotel, Ibadan.

The faction had shifted the exercise to Ibadan to prevent a situation where the primary would be disturbed by suspected agents of the other faction in the state.

Ibrahim, 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.

Former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in the state, Eyitayo Jegede according to News 24 has earlier emerged as the governorship candidate of the party for the Ahemed Makarfi-led faction

- News 24


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