Ondo poll: Sheriff endorses Jimoh Ibrahim •Adegoroye picks APC nomination form

THE factional national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, has thrown his weight behind Mr Jimoh Ibrahim to contest the Ondo State governorship election on the platform of the party.

Mr Ibrahim, on Thursday, picked the PDP governorship nomination form.

Ibrahim was at Sheriff’s office in Abuja with some of his supporters to pick the form with Sheriff expressing confidence in his ability to turn Ondo State around.

“I am with you. There’s nothing as good as having someone we believe will do a right job,” Sheriff said.

Sheriff recalled that his relationship with Ibrahim goes years back, revealing that the business mogul was one of those who encouraged him to seek the governorship office in Borno State.

Ibrahim promised to pay all outstanding salaries within 100 days, if elected, as he alleged that state governors who could not pay workers lack initiative.

He observed that Ondo State has over 10 solid mineral deposits which he would tap to develop the state.

On the leadership crisis in the PDP, the aspirant noted that the National Caretaker Committee of the PDP, led by Senator Ahmed Makarfi, has no locus standi in law to claim leadership of the party.

Meanwhile, a former member of the Ondo State House of Assembly and All Progressives Congress (APC) member, Prince Ademola Adegoroye, on Thursday, declared his intention to run in the November governorship race in the state on the platform of APC.

This was contained in a statement issued and signed by his Director of Media, Mr Dennis Oluwumi.

The statement read “At this critical stage of the history of our state, we need tested and trusted hands to man strategic political positions to bring a rebirth and restore the dignity of our people who have been degraded by poor management of resources.”