Ondo poll: Supreme court sacks Jimoh Ibrahim


Contrary to the expectation of Ali-Modu Sheriff led faction of the Peoples Democratic Party, the Supreme Court has affirmed the rulling of the Appeal court that ruled against Mr. Jimoh Ibrahim, as the candidate of the PDP in Saturday’s governorship election in Ondo State.
The court, therefore, ordered that Mr. Ibrahim be replaced with Mr. Eyitayo Jegede, who belongs to the Ahmed Makarfi faction of the party. All the objections filed by Mr. Ibrahim and his loyalists were also dismissed.
The five-man panel of justices led by acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, said all the issues raised by the factional chairman of the PDP in Ondo State, against Jegede had been overtaken by the appellate court’s judgement.