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Ibrahim: Ondo PDP will Not Accept Political Virus

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IMAGE: Mr. Jimoh Ibrahim, Ondo State and Group Managing Director of Energy Group »


A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State and Group Managing Director of Energy Group, Mr. Jimoh Ibrahim, Thursday in Abuja said the state chapter of the party would not accept any ‘political Ebola’ into its membership.

Ibrahim said it took efforts to build the party to the level it is now and one single ‘political Ebola or virus’ can destroy the entire work, adding that the current State Executive Committee (SEC) of the party cannot be dissolved by anybody without recourse to the ongoing court proceedings, or cases in various courts.

Ibrahim asserted that in 2011, President Goodluck Jonathan scored only 385,000 votes out of the 1.4 million registered voters in Ondo State, in spite of the ceremonial assertion that the Labour Party (LP) in the state was working for President Jonathan.

He averred that having built the PDP in the state with mass decampees from many political parties in preparation of ‘Operation One Million Votes’ for Jonathan in the forthcoming presidential election in 2015, PDP would not accept any ‘political Ebola’ coming to hijack or corner the system.

He said: “Anybody who wants to contest election must comply with party constitution. A candidate that does not have membership card of the PDP cannot fly PDP flag in any of the elections. We will pursue it to the Supreme Court.

“Any candidate that does not have a written waiver from the wards to the national exco cannot fly PDP flag in any election. If he does, we will declare the election void and pursue

it to the Supreme Court. Those who are reckless and indiscipline in their party and have no respect for the President of Nigeria cannot preach discipline in the PDP. The political game in Ondo is now different from the past where there were no control or government resources or accountability.”

Ibrahim added that those who come to equity must do so with clean hands, promising that at the appropriate time, members of the PDP will go to Abuja to brief Chief Edwin Clark on the true position of the party in the state and the apprehension of how any ‘political Ebola’ will affect the fortunes of the party.

He concluded: “We will not have hand in distorting the facts or issuing statements against our political father.”

Article Credit: Thisdaylive

Updated 4 Years ago

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