Mr. Jimoh Ibrahim, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ondo State, requested that the Governor of the state Olusegun Mimiko to stop seeking assistance from the Presidency over the removal of Eyitayo Jegede as the PDP candidate for the November 26 poll in the state.
He said the President remained a law-abiding person and as such would not tamper with the decision of the court on the Ondo governorship poll.
Ibrahim remarked that the indigenes of the state were already celebrating â€œMimikoâ€™s defeat.â€
He attributed the protests in Akure, the state capital, to be sponsored by Mimiko to generateÂ fake security concerns.
Â â€œPresident Buhari cannot stop the Court of Appeal from sitting; he cannot stop the Supreme Court from hearing the applications of the parties involved in this matter. So, Mimiko should learn from Buhari andÂ abide by the decision of the court. Mimiko should wait till the Supreme Court finally makes a pronouncement on the matter. I know the matter will end up at the Supreme Court eventually. So, why is he not ready for the legal process to mature?Â Why is he running up and down,â€ he said.
On Saturday, Ibrahim referred to this act of Mimiko as shameful, for someone who had been castigating President Buhari, now seeking the help of the President.
â€œOndo people want me to ensure that Mimiko does not succeed himself. I have nothing to lose. I congratulate Ondo people for the victory I gained over Mimiko. I share their joy. I congratulate them that, at least, we were able to defeat Mimiko. They are already celebrating Mimikoâ€™s defeat. I praise God for the victory.â€
The PDP governorship candidate further noted that Mimiko was indicting himself as an â€œincredible chief security officer of the stateâ€ for allegedly sponsoring the protests.
He viewed that, â€œWe are in the 21st century. Nobody can be deceived. Mimiko has castigated Buhari several times. So, why is he now going to the President? What does he want President Buhari to do?
â€œThe President is law-abiding. He abided by the law to become the president. Mimiko should stop running to INEC, the presidency for help.â€