The Ondo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has faulted the visit of the state governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, after the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, announced businessman, Jimoh Ibrahim, as the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP’s governorship candidate.
Mimiko had late last week paid the President a visit following INEC’s decision to pick Ibrahim as the PDP candidate in the next month election.
In a statement issued by the APC state Publicity Secretary, Abayomi Adesanya, the party asked: “Has Governor Mimiko gone to complain to President Buhari as the leader of PDP?”
It continued, “Now, if he has gone to complain to the President what does he(Mimiko) want the President to do against the, INEC, and the Courts that ordered INEC to recognize Barrister Jimoh Ibrahim as the authentic PDP governorship candidate in the 2016 November 26th election?
“When has the President become the appellate Court to the High Court, that he (Mimiko) has to report to him, on a matter already ruled-on and decided by court of competent jurisdiction?
“If, Governor Mimiko, as the Chief Security Officer of the State, has gone to the President on security matters, is he (Mimiko) saying the entire Ondo State Police Command, Department of State Security (DSS), National Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) and the Military Command in the State cannot curtail the crisis?
“Is it not shameful, Mr. Governor that, you being the leader of PDP in Ondo State, and the Chairman PDP Governors’ Forum in Nigeria, cannot abate little misunderstanding in the State chapter of his party? We advice you take a cue and learn from Ondo APC in party management.”