The Ondo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, said on Thursday that business mogul, Mr. Jimoh Ibrahim, was not a member of the party.
Jimoh picked the nomination form to contest the November 26, 2016 governorship election in the state from the factional National Chairman of the party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff in Abuja on Thursday.
The Ondo PDP insisted that the businessman was a member of the Accord Party in the state and not a member of the PDP as he claimed.
The Director of Media and Publicity of the PDP in the state, Mr. Ayo Fadaka stated this while reacting to a report that Jimoh has obtained the governorship nomination form in Abuja.
Fadaka said, “I can confirm to you that Jimoh Ibrahim is not a member of our party, the PDP, he has since been rid of his membership and we all know that he is a bonafide member of the Accord Party.
“So, for him not to be making a somersault to pick a form of PDP is a shameless thing anybody can do in this situation.
”Also I want to confirm to you again that Jimoh Ibrahim, apart from the fact that he is not a member of our party, he does not have any relationship with the PDP in any case; and if he is taking a form from Sheriff, he confirms to the entire world where Sheriff is coming from “
Similarly, the Ondo State Commissioner for Information Mr. Kayode Akinmade said the PDP and the present administration of Dr. Olusegun Mimiko were not bothered by the action of Mr. Jimoh Ibrahim, saying he (Jimoh) had never being a loyal member of the PDP.
He alleged that the factional governorship aspirant wanted to play a spoiler role against the PDP in the state, stressing that all members of the party in the state were one and there was no crisis within the state’s chapter of the PDP.
Akinmade said, “He is not our member, during the last general election, he didn’t work for the PDP, we know who he worked for. As far as we are concerned, there is no cause for alarm, Ondo State PDP is not shaken; we are intact.”