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ONDO: Sheriff accepts INEC decision on PDP guber candidate

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PDP crisis deepens as court orders INEC to recognise only Sheriff's candidates

The battle for the authentic candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the coming November 26 Ondo State governorship election may have been settled as Senator Ali Modu Sheriff said he would accept whoever  the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) chooses.

Sheriff decision is coming on the heels of the report that INEC left out the name of Ibrahim, who is the PDP candidate from Sheriff’s faction.

While declaring this position in Abuja on Tuesday, Sheriff promised that he was not going to take side in the imbroglio over who, between Ibrahim and Eyitayo Jegede of Ahmed Makarfi-led group of the party, should be the candidate of PDP.

Stating this in a statement signed by his Media Adviser, Mallam Inuwa Bwala, Sheriff contended that the idea of connecting him to the submission of names of different candidates of the party for the election was needless.

Read also: ONDO ELECTION: INEC omits Ibrahim, Oke’s names in final list of candidates

“Sheriff wishes to state that, as a law abiding leader, he is bound by whoever INEC publishes his name as both candidates in contention are respectable members of the PDP, and he will treat their issues based on merits and in accordance with the law,” Bwala said.

Sheriff’s faction was supposed by many to have submitted the name of Mr. Ibrahim to the commission while Senator Ahmed group of the party submitted the name of Mr. Jegede (SAN).

Meanwhile, the Sheriff-led faction of the PDP has vowed to take punitive legal action against the Senator Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee if it does not stop to speak for the party.

In a statement issued by Mr Bernard Mikko, acting National Publicity Secretary of Sheriff-led faction, he warned that Makarfi must respect court order which invalidated the National Caretaker Committee.

By Ebere Ndukwu …

 

 

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