Serious trouble is brewing in Ondo state. Mr. Ibrahim stated that his growing popularity among the people was more pronounced than that of Governor Mimiko in the State and the nation as a whole.
He spoke with journalists on Sunday at his residence in Igbotako shortly after addressing thousands of supporters that besieged his compound.
According to Sahara reporters, Mr. Ibrahim, a controversial business, explained that his popularity as Nigeria would make him win the November 26, 2016, governorship election in the State.
“If they challenge Governor Olusegun Mimiko to a popularity test in Ondo State, I will win him (Mimiko), nine times over ten.
“If I have a popularity road work in Ondo state they will stone Mimiko because people now want change and liberation by coming out of their hopelessness.
“So, definitely I will celebrate the triumph I have made over Mimiko in this struggle because it’s now a new Ondo State as from today” he added.
He claimed that he is the authentic candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and not Eyitayo Jegede who was being fraudulently promoted by the embattled Governor Mimiko of the state.
Ibrahim who vehemently showed his PDP membership card to journalists also denied joining the Accord party noting that he had invested heavily in the party and cannot quit easily.
He added that it was Mimiko that was fraudulent and desperately making frantic effort to cover up his mess by imposing Mr. Jegede at all cost as the governorship candidate, that should be regarded as a stranger in the umbrella party.
“I am his father in PDP because this guy (Mimiko) saw what I have planted and came in quickly to come and reap where he didn’t sow.
“We told him it’s not possible and vowed to make it impossible for him even when he leaves office we will continue.
“I expect that Governor Olusegun Mimiko would allow Eyitayo Jegede to do the fight, “why is he fighting for him because he (Mimiko) is not the governorship candidate. ”
Biyi Poroye, the embattled Chairman of the crisis-ridden PDP also affirmed that his faction remains the rightful and authentic executives of the party in the state.
Mr. Poroye also maintained that Jimoh Ibrahim is the legitimate governorship candidate of the PDP for the November 26th, 2016 governorship election.
“The law is established, and as far as we are concerned today, the candidate of the authentic PDP in Ondo State is Barrister Jimoh Ibrahim”.
He appealed to the heads of the security agencies to help beef up security in the state to avoid violence as being threatened and sponsored by supporters of Eyitayo Jegede.
A PDP leader in the community, Bayo Olafusi told SaharaReporters that the “Akure Agenda” was being orchestrated by Mimiko using some traditional rulers in the town.
“Akure as an entity cannot single-handedly enthrone their son as the governor of Ondo state, they need the support of Ikare, Owo, Ose, Okitipupa, among other towns in the state.
“I told them (Akure) that it is not their turn for now simply because the governor is from the central senatorial district and for the first time he has ruled the state for eight years.
“The law of royal justice state that this position has to be rotated and that is why all other people in the senatorial district vehemently opposed to the decision of Mr. Governor to install another person from his same senatorial district,” he said.