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Former Deputy National Chairman of the PDP,
Chief Olabode George, has described the
decision by INEC to recognise Mr Jimoh Ibrahim
as the Ondo governorship candidate as one of
the most “unsavory and disturbing interventions
in our political space since the dawn of
democracy.”
George, in a statement said: “The decision is
not only wrong, it is an inexcusable assault
upon justice, fairness and morality.”
He said: “By all measures of equity and
appropriateness, Jimoh Ibrahim cannot claim to
be the bonafide candidate of our party in Ondo
state. Even Ibrahim’s card carrying membership
in PDP is still a subject of debate. Ibrahim went
to an hotel room in Oyo state and declared
himself a candidate of an election that will
decide who will govern Ondo state. What a
travesty of rationality.
“Meanwhile everyone, including INEC and all
the law enforcement agencies, witnessed the
well televised Ondo state governorship primary
which produced Eyitayo Jegede as the lawful
PDP candidate. It was an event well covered by
both the print and electronic media. Even until
Justice Abang’s ruling INEC had rightly listed
Jegede as the legitimate candidate of PDP.”
“The Justice Okon Abang ruling which had
forced the hands of INEC has now created
tension and deep- seated uncertainties
everywhere. Appealing to President
Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that justice
prevails in Ondo state, he said: “Though the
case is now before the appellate court, the
body language of our president is equally
important in ensuring the preservation of our
democratic tenets. Justice must not only be
done in this case, it must be carried out swiftly
and smoothly to convince our people that truth
and fairness are the most crucial ingredients of
democracy.
“We cannot stand by and be indifferent when
injustice is being committed. Someday some
character may go to Cotonou and declare
himself President of Nigeria! Is that not an
absurdity? That is exactly the danger we face
now if the present madness is allowed to
endure. Our judges must at all times refrain
from arbitrary rulings that can plunge our
democracy into the abyss. Justice must prevail
in Ondo state. Decency and fair play must
determine the outcome of the appellate ruling.”
George, a former Military administrator of Ondo
State, said: I know that this injustice will not
endure. This darkness will pass. Justice, truth
and common sense will eventually triumph over
arbitrariness and the brazen attempt to steal
the people’s mandate.”

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