2024 Ondo Guber: Why I withdrew my suit against Gov Aiyedatiwa’s candidature–Jimoh Ibrahim

  • Ajulo extols Aiyedatiwa’s legal team

Senator Jimoh Ibrahim, representing Ondo South Senatorial District, has officially withdrawn his lawsuit challenging the recent All Progressives Congress (APC) primary in Ondo State.

 The senator attributed his decision to the intervention of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, whose assurance of commitment to internal party democracy prompted this development.

In a letter addressed to the press, Senator Ibrahim detailed the reasons behind his withdrawal.

He noted that President Tinubu personally intervened by meeting with him and assuring improvements in the party’s democratic processes.

“The suit is now withdrawn due to the intervention of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR.

“The President called me, had a meeting with me, and assured me that he will, as the leader of the party, improve on the internal democracy within our party,” Ibrahim stated.

Further emphasizing his respect and trust in the President, Ibrahim added, “I cannot disobey the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria because the issue I am fighting for is not personal. It is simply to improve internal democracy to which the President has promised improvements. My respect for the President is absolute.”

The senator also expressed gratitude for the President’s guidance and encouragement during their interactions.

“Let me use this opportunity to thank Mr President for the words of wisdom and encouragement during my meeting with him which lasted over one hour and his various interactions with me on the telephone during which he emphasized his commitment to internal democracy over and over again.”

Coinciding with President Tinubu’s first anniversary in office, Ibrahim described the withdrawal of the lawsuit as a “gift of the ‘cake’ of the first anniversary.”

Reacting to this development, Dr. Kayode Ajulo SAN, Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice of Ondo State, lauded the legal team defending Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa, INEC & APC.

He praised Chief Wole Olanipekun SAN, Mr. Tayo Oyetibo SAN, Mr Charles Uwensuyi-Edosomwan SAN, and other lawyers for their robust and persuasive defense, which demonstrated Governor Aiyedatiwa’s legitimacy as the duly elected APC candidate.

“With unwavering conviction, the defence team presented an unassailable defence, bolstered by meticulous forensic analysis of facts and figures, which unequivocally established Governor Aiyedatiwa as the party’s unequivocal choice.

“This masterful presentation left no room for doubt, utterly demolishing the baseless claims of no Direct Primary Election by the APC in Ondo State, and silencing all opposition with the weight of irrefutable evidence.”

Ajulo also commended Senator Ibrahim for his dedication to the party and his touted deference to the President’s leadership.

He urged all APC members in Ondo State to unify and support Governor Aiyedatiwa in delivering good governance and securing victory in the upcoming November governorship election.

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