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May 7, 2024

Ondo APC gov primary, mega fraud – Jimoh Ibrahim

Jimoh Ibrahim

…I didn’t vote

…approaches court to delist APC from participating in Nov. general election

…says fraud exposed by INEC reports

By Henry Umoru

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Inter-Parliamentary Affairs, Senator Jimoh Ibrahim, APC, Ondo South has described the Saturday, 20th April, 2024 primary election by the All Progressives Congress, APC to get the Gubernatorial candidate as a Mega fraud.

Addressing Journalists yesterday in Abuja, Senator Ibrahim who was one the gubernatorial aspirants in Ondo State who noted that there was no election as he could not vote for himself as materials were not made available.

Senator Ibrahim who purportedly came fourth in the election, said the primary election conducted by Governor Usman Ododo of Kogi State and Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, was the biggest electoral fraud in Nigeria that must not be allowed to stand in the interest of internal party democracy.

Ibrahim has approached the High Court, calling on the Court to delist the APC from participating in the general election slated for November this year.

He added the electoral frauds were well captured ward by ward and local government by local government, in the reports obtained from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) , which clearly shows that election did not hold in 159 out of 203 wards and 15 out of 18 local government councils in the State.

According to him, the fraud was so appalling that even as one of the contestants in the election , he was unable to vote , which made him to call the National Chairman of the party , Abdullahii Umar Ganduje , who according to him , sent some electoral officers to his house for him to cast his vote.

“However, since my house is not a designated polling unit or centre for the election , I turned down the offer of the electoral officers,” he said.

Consequently, according to him, he has litigated against the mega fraud , called primary election by the National Working Committee ( NWC) of APC as carried out by Governor Usman Ododo and Senator Ovie Omo – Agege, explaining that the litigation was initiated within the time frame prescribed by relevant provisions of the 2022 electoral act , and would be sustained up to the Supreme Court.

He said, “Two clear prayers are being sought for , in the court as far as mega fraud called Ondo APC Gubernatorial Primary Election is concerned.

“The two prayers are (i), that the sham carried out on Saturday, April 20th 2024 , should be cancelled for fresh one to be conducted and (ii) , for delisting of APC from Ballot in the November 2024 Gubernatorial Election in Ondo State.”