The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State has asked its members and supporters to disregard the High Court judgement declaring Mr Jimoh Ibrahim as the party’s candidate for the state’s governorship election.
In a statement by the Publicity Secretary of the PDP in Ondo State, Mr Banji Okunomo, the PDP states that its governorship candidate can only emerge through a due process in consonance with the constitution of the Peoples Democratic Party.
“The party believes that its governorship candidate can never be produced through the back door or some unconstitutional procedures.
“The Supreme Court of Nigeria has made it clear that only the National Executive Committee (NEC) of a party could nominate the governorship candidate.
“This was done in the nomination of Mr Eyitayo Jegede (SAN). As such, no High Court can invalidate or alter this position which is clearly defined by the highest ruling court in Nigeria,” the party said.