Fear Of Attack Forces Sheriff Faction To Relocate Ondo Guber Primaries To Ibadan
The faction of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) controlled by Senator Ali Sheriff has relocated its governorship primary to Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, following security reason.
The faction was to pick its candidate for the November 26 election in Akure, the state capital, today.
A statement by its Director of Media and Publicity, Yemi Akintomide, said the primaries would now hold at the PDP Southwest zonal secretariat in Ibadan.
The statement said the Ahmed Gulak-led Committee constituted by Sheriff had taken over the conduct of the primary from the State Executive Committee, with its Chairman, Biyi Poroye, as member.
It urged aspirants and party delegates to move to Ibadan yesterday in preparation for the primary.
The statement said: “We are not aware of any court injunction stopping the primary, as all court pronouncements were in favour of the Senator Alimodu Sheriff-led National Working Committee (NWC) of the PDP.”
Five aspirants, including Jimoh Ibrahim, Sola Ebiseni, Bamiduro Dada, Niran Sule-Akinsuyi and the only female, Mrs. Abiye, are contesting.
The Makarfi faction, where Governor Olusegun Mimiko belongs, conducted its primary election last Monday.
The former Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Eyitayo Jegede, won the faction’s election, scoring 760 votes against his opponent, Saka Lawal, who got 22 votes.