Ten days before the governorship election in Ondo State, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is still torn between Eyitayo Jegede and Jimoh Ibrahim.
It’s the perfect recipe for how not to head to battle.
A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja had ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to recognise businessman Ibrahim as the Ondo governorship candidate.
In the ruling, Justice Okon Abang had reaffirmed his earlier declaration recognising Ali Modu Sheriff as the authentic Chairman of the PDP.
The Sheriff faction had produced Ibrahim as its candidate for the Ondo election.
The Ahmed Makarfi faction of the PDP put forward Jegede’s name.
The PDP has said Ibrahim is not its candidate. The party has also described Ibrahim as an agent of destabilisation.
The party also claims Ibrahim isn’t a member of the PDP.
“Mr Jimoh Ibrahim is a verified non-member of the PDP at any level; ward, local government or state, having openly defected to the Accord Party”, said Banji Okunomo, Publicity Secretary of the PDP in Ondo.
“Ibrahim’s intention is to destabilise the party…. he would fail and is only working for some fifth columnists outside the PDP.
“The intention of Jimoh Ibrahim and his sponsors is to put Ondo State under subjugation", Okunomo adde