Businessman, Jimoh Ibrahim has emerged the winner of the governorship primary election conducted by the Ali Modu Sheriff-led faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State which held in Ibadan, Oyo State.
This is despite a restraining order on the faction by an Akure High Court on Monday from conducting the primary outside the state.
Justice Omolara of the Akure High Court ordered that none of the aspirants should present him/herself in the parallel primary.
She noted that the only legally recognised primary of the party was the one conducted on Monday August 22, 2016, by the Ahmed Makarfi-led faction that produced Mr. Eyitayo Jegede, SAN, as the party’s flagbearer.
However, the Sheriff faction under the State chairmanship of Mr. Biyi Poroye had pre-empted the court order by relocating the primary election to the party’s South West zonal office.
The aspirants, Jimoh Ibrahim, Chief Sola Ebiseeni, Bamiduro Dada, Niran Sule and Mrs Abiye Ademuyegun, had assembled with their supporters at Premier Hotel, Ibadan, on Sunday night.
Representatives of the Independent National Electoral Commission were not present at the primary election.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Ondo State, Mr. Segun Agbaje, said the commission did not send anybody to monitor the primary of Sheriff’s faction of the PDP.