The Igbotako born Business mogul cum politician, Barrister Jimoh Ibrahim CFR, on Friday in his country home, Igbotako in Okitipupa Local Government area of Ondo State, formally dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and joined the All Progressives Congress (APC) to support the second term ambition of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.
At the well attended event Jimoh Ibrahim declared that PDP in Ondo State is dead without him.
Jimoh Ibrahim stated that his exit from PDP signified the end of the party in Ondo State.
The business mogul who explained how he revived PDP from going to extinction in the state, however, said the same strategy will be used to kill the party in the forthcoming governorship election.
The business mogul was received into APC by Hon. Ade Adetimehin the state chairman of the party, and handed him over to the state governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu
He expressed confidence that Akeredolu will win the forthcoming governorship election in Ondo State.
Jimoh Ibrahim maintained that even if the PDP candidate, Eyitayo Jegede, expended all his resources on the election, Akeredolu will still defeat him.
He said: “I do not want to sound proud, but I revived PDP in this state. I know how I revived the party and I am going to use the same strategy to kill the PDP.
“I have received the broom from our party chairman here. This night, I will do something. I will give the PDP its poison. I know how I revived the party, I will poison the party to death again. Let me congratulate you Mr. Governor. You are going to win that election with a wide margin.”
He said he has tried so much not to talk about the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), described the party backward train with serial betrayers on board.
“I have tried not to talk about the ZLP. Where is Zenith Labour Party in this state? The painful thing is that Agboola saw a golden opportunity and missed it to join the train of betrayers”
According to him, he joined the APC because of Akeredolu’s giant strides across the state, particularly his efforts on the resuscitation of the Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology which was abandoned by the immediate past administration in the state.
Receiving Ibrahim and his followers into the APC, the state Chairman, Adetimehin said the APC parades an array of leaders with integrity and proven character across the state.
He described the decision of Jimoh Ibrahim to join the APC as one informed by the quality of people the reputation of the party is attracting to its fold.
Akeredolu in his remarks commended the people for believing in his administration saying this would spur him to do more for the people.
Ibrahim was received into the APC and handed over to Governor Akeredolu, at an event attended by former Governor of Borno state, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff
At the occasion, the Araba of Ikale land donated 51 cars to boost Akeredolu’s campaign train.
Also on Friday the Honourable commissioner for works and Infrastructures Saka Yusuf Ogunleye takes Akeredolu’s campaign train to the Hausawa community as he paid a courtesy visit to Shasha market in Akure North local government to canverce them to support second term ambition of Mr. Governor come October 10th, 2020.
The Leadership of the market led by the Seriki appreciated the visit and unanimously assured the commissioner of their unalloyed support for Mr Governor.