The Justice Ibrahim Saulawa-led Appeal Court panel has nullified the primary that produced Jimoh Ibrahim as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the forthcoming Ondo governorship elections.
Ruling today, Justice Saulawa described the primary as an “illegal contraption”
All seven issues brought before the court were ruled in favour of Eyitayo Jegede is now to be recognised as the PDP flagbearer in the election coming up in three days time, November 26.
Justice Saulawa nullified the proceedings of October 14 when Justice Okon Abang ruled in favour of Ibrahim.
In his words, Justice Abang’s order was “violent attitudinal disposition to rule of law”
He said the primary which produced Ibrahim is a nullity.
Present in court were Ahmed Makarfi, chairman, caretaker committee of the PDP; Dayo Adeyeye, spokesman of the caretaker committee; Eyitayo Jegede, factional candidate of the party in Ondo; Tom Ikimi, former minister of foreign affairs; and Emeka Ihedioha, former deputy speaker of the house of representatives.
Also present were supporters of Jegede and Jimoh Ibrahim, candidate of the Ali Modu Sheriff faction.