Despite early morning court order stopping Ali Modu Sheriff from conducting another primary election in Ondo state, the Billionaire, Jimoh Ibrahim has emerged as the factional candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party candidate for the November 26 gubernatorial election in an overnight election conducted at the Banquet Hall, Premier Hotel, Ibadan.
Ibrahim, contested the primary with Mr Olusola Ebiseni, Honourable Bamiduro Dada, Honourable Niran-Sule Akinsuyi and Mrs. Abiye Ademuyegun.
Accreditation of 801 delegates from the 18 local governments in the state were accredited by the Alhaji Ame Gulak-led electoral committee before the aspirants were recognised and spoke for three minutes each.
Other members of the electoral committee include Shetima Shehu, Chief Tunji Akinosi, Elder Layi Falaju, Mala Sheriff, Ozo Uchechukwu Ngwu, Bimbo Balogun, Prince Poroye Bill Biyi, Ikenna Nnajioffor, Lawan Gana Karasuwa and Bernand Mikko.
Accordign to Nigerian Tribune, the election lasted over two hours where Dr Jimoh Ibrahim polled 502 votes to win the election which its process commenced on Sunday night with his co-contestant, Mr Olusola Ebiseni polling 41 votes while 17 votes were voided.
Dr Ibrahim promised to create jobs and improve the educational development in Ondo State. “I will only occupy one seat in Ondo State, the rest belongs to the people,” he said.