Ondo: Jimoh Ibrahim still in PDP —Campaign group

The Jimoh Ibrahim Campaign Office (JICO), on Sunday, carpeted the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State over denial of the membership of the Managing Director of the Global Fleet Nigeria Limited, Jimoh Ibrahim.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Head, Publicity/ Research Officer of the group, Sola Akinuli.

The campaign office berated the party over the statement credited to its Publicity Director in the state, Ayo Fadaka, who said that the business mogul was a member of the Accord Party in the state.

Akinuli said Ibrahim remains one of the greatest investors in the PDP project since he joined the party in 2009.

The statement read: “It is on record that Ibrahim came in when the fortunes of the party was nose-diving and his coming added life and vitality by investing lavishly in the party through capacity building. He injected 22 buses into the operations of the party which to date remain operational at the state and local governments.”

Akinuli stated that despite several overtures from various political parties, Ibrahim remained committed to PDP and never abandoned the party at its trying period, saying “when the going gets tough, the tough get going.”

The Ondo State chapter of the PDP had said that Ibrahim was not a member of the party but a member of the Accord Party in the state.

The Director of Media and Publicity of the PDP in the state, Ayo Fadaka, who stated this, said that Ibrahim came back to the party to play a spoiler game.

“I want to confirm to you again that Jimoh Ibrahim, apart from the fact that he is not a member of our party, 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.”

Ibrahim 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.