Former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate Jimoh Ibrahim who was sacked by an Appeal Court yesterday faulted the courts verdict which nullified his candidacy as not having a ‘consequential order.”
Ibrahim described the Appeal Court judgment as “one day ruling”, adding that the Supreme Court would sit on the case today (Thursday)
“I have read the decision of the Court of Appeal delivered today (yesterday) without a consequential order. The ruling failed to specifically say that my name should be substituted by INEC.
“Since there is no consequential order directing INEC to do so, the judgement is therefore not binding on me and INEC cannot remove my name and as such I remain PDP candidate for Saturday’s election.
“But we are optimistic that we have nothing to lose as the Supreme Court sits on same case tomorrow. We shall get justice at the Supreme Court and if PDP wins Saturday’s election, we shall have our four-year mandate to rule Ondo State
“Let me advise the good people of Ondo State and my supporters nationwide not to abuse anyone or fight over this one day ruling …
“Mimiko will not succeed himself with Jegede. This is too sure as we continue with our work and remain in our great part, PDP. I love the great people of Ondo State and I thank you all for continuous support.”