Ondo 2024: Ologbese pleads with Jimoh Ibrahim To Withdraw Suit Against Aiyedatiwa, APC

…Urges him to put party interest above other interests

A Chieftain of APC in Ondo State, Otunba Dele Ologbese has appealed to the Senator representing Ondo Southern Senatorial District at the Red Chamber, Jimoh Ibrahim to withdraw his legal suit over the April 20 party’s Primary election at the Abuja Federal High Court in the interest of the party.

In a chat with newsmen in Akure, Ologbese counsels Ibrahim to toe line of peace and true reconciliation by withdrawing his case at the court against the party’s flag bearer, His Excellency, Hon Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa

Ibrahim is one of the 16 Governorship aspirants in the April 20 Primary Election of the party which saw Aiyedatiwa emerge as flag bearer of the party for November 16 Governorship’s election.

Senator Jimoh Ibrahim has sought legal action by approaching the Federal High Court in Abuja seeking to prevent APC from fielding Aiyedatiwa as the candidate of the party and also asking a fresh primary election to be held.

The Director General of the Advocacy for Good Governance, Ologbese advised Senator Ibrahim to consider party’s interest above his own personal interest on this matter, stressing he should desist from activities which can destroy the very platform where he got elected as Senator.

According to Ologbese, “Ibrahim should first see himself as one of the prominent leaders of the party in the State state and in Nigeria generally. I appeal to him to as a matter of urgency to sheath his sword by embracing peace and true reconciliation rather than allowing the party be thrown into unmitigated crisis.

“At this critical hour the Senator should restrain himself from anti party’s activities which could make the party slip into opposition in November 16 Governorship’s election”.

” I don’t think Ibrahim will profit nothing throwing a party he has used his time, energies and personal resources in building or promoting over the years be thrown into unmitigated crisis through unsolicited rejection of April 20 Primary Election adjudged by monitors or observers as peaceful and very transparent. At this point in time, what should be paramount in his mind is party’s interest which he should be placed far above his personal interests”.

” I want Ibrahim not to see the contest as a do or die affair but a family issue which should be settled amicably in-house. In true spirit of good sportsmanship he’s expected to steer clear of any despicable act which can profit opposition in November 16 Governorship’s election”.

“We’re all happy that seven of the aspirants who lost out of April 20 primary election have now opted for true reconciliation through their unwavering support for Aiyedatiwa as party’s flagbearer for the November 16 election.

“In this respect, I salute the courage of Barrister Morayo Lebi, Professor Dayo Faduyile, Dr Soji Ehinlanwo, Prince Diran Iyantan, Hon Mayowa Akinfolarin, Engr Dr Funmilayo Waheed- Adekojo and Hon Jimi Odimayomi for allying with party’s interest or aspiration in throwing total support for Ayedatiwa’s candidature rather than standing on its way of progress.

“I have no doubts that names of these prominent leaders will be written in gold for their loyalty and respect for the party which will strengthen its internal cohesion”.

“Now it’s evident, Aiyedatiwa enjoys overwhelming support of all stakeholders- party’s leaders and members across three Senatorial Districts, market women and men, artisans, workers, students, farmers, professionals, traditional and religious leaders and host of others, Jimoh Ibrahim, Olusola Oke and Wale Akinterinwa have no option than to work with Aiyedatiwa in winning November 16 Governorship’s election”, he said.

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