Ondo State governor, OLUSEGUN MIMIKO has declared that governorship election will not take place in the state on November 26, 2016 if the issue of the candidacy of the Peoples Democratic Party was not resolved.
MIMIKO however said the issue of the PDP standard bearer in the governorship election would soon be resolved by the court of appeal.
The governor gave his assurance at the PDP stakeholders’ meeting held in Akure, where he insisted that the candidate of the AHMED MAKARFI’s faction of the party, EYITAYO JEGEDE, would contest the election.
According to him, the PDP as a party in Nigeria and Ondo State in particular, is a major stakeholder in election matter and no one can prevent the party from participating in the forthcoming governorship election in the state.
He said, “I don’t know how they will do it, it is impossible for them to deny us our right. Justice will stand and Jegede will contest this election. Election can’t take place in Ondo State without the PDP.”
The governor also commended President MUHAMMADU BUHARI for his action towards good and credible elections in the country by ensuring that justice would be done regarding the Ondo election.
He however debunked insinuations that he went to see BUHARI as a prelude to crossing over to the All Progressives Congress.