By: Ade Adeleke
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has described a Businessman, Jimoh Ibrahim as an empty politician whose defection to the the APC will not affect the fortune of the PDP governorship candidate, Eyitayo Jegede ahead of the 10 October 2020 election in Ondo state.
In a Press Statement signed by Kennedy Ikantu Peretei, its Ondo state Publicity Secretary, the PDP said Ibrahim is allegedly looking for how to scam the ondo state government and that might be responsible for his endorsement of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu’s reelection.
Peretei noted that Ibrahim’s claim to any kind of political relevance is only in the media and not on ground in the state, adding that he is a paper tiger politician who had never won any election.
Read full text of the press statement;
FOR THE RECORD: JIMOH IBRAHIM IS NOT A MEMBER OF PDP.
It would have been un-necessary to dignify the claims of Jimoh Ibrahim’s ranting of PDP being dead with a response, if not for the benefit of the unsuspecting public.
Barrister Jimoh Ibrahim is not a member of the Peoples Democratic Party. Before the 2016 Governorship Elections, his only presence in Ondo State was an Accord Party office branded with his billboard and posters.
He granted interviews in the media stating his membership of the Accord Party. It was therefore surprising when he turned round to team up with factional National Chairman of the PDP, Alhaji Ali-Modu Sheriff, declaring his intention to be Governor of Ondo State.
When the Supreme Court declared Eyitayo Jegede, SAN as the authentic candidate of PDP for the Governorship Election, Jimoh Ibrahim openly worked for APC/ Rotimi Akeredolu in that Election. It was clear he did an hatchet man’s job for the APC federal government that gave him Police Affairs Commission contract.
Jimoh Ibrahim celebrated the APC victory at the polls in 2016. How can the same character claim to be a member of the PDP?
Unfortunately, since Ibrahim joined politics in 2003, he has never won in his Igbotako Ward. His claim to any kind of political relevance is only in the media. On ground, he is a paper tiger.
Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu will have the shock of his life when Jimoh Ibrahim calls for the vehicles he has “donated” for the Campaigns.
These same vehicles were donated to Accord Party, rebranded and donated to PDP. When he withdrew them after the 2016 Election, some persons took Ibrahim to Court.
The matters are still pending in Court. To Ibrahim, everything is business and may be looking for areas to scam the Government and people of Ondo State.
These vehicles are scraps, more than eight years on Nigerian roads. He should stop parading himself as member of our party and fathom followers decamping with him to APC.
Kennedy Ikantu Peretei.
Publicity Secretary, PDP, Ondo State.
August 29, 2020.