The Ondo State Governor, OLUSEGUN MIMIKO, has said he recently relocated to Abuja on part-time basis to ensure the factional governorship candidate of the PDP in the state, EYITAYO JEGEDE, gets justice and contest the November 26 governorship election.
The governor stated this in Akure on Wednesday at a programme in honour of the founder of the Odua Peoples Congress, Dr. FREDERICK FASEUN. The programme was organised by a group of youths known as Integrity Icons.
MIMIKO, who was the Chairman of the occasion said, some people were in the Presidency who allegedly wanted to stop JEGEDE from contesting the election.
JEGEDE’s name was removed from the list of contestants of the forthcoming governorship election in the state by the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC and replaced it with JIMOH IBRAHIM’s name from the ALI MODU SHERIFF’s faction of the party on the order of an Abuja High Court.
Both MAKARFI’s faction of the party and the candidate, JEGEDE, had filed an appeal at the appellate court to challenge the order of the high court.