Ondo Crisis: Mimiko In Closed-Door Meeting With Buhari Over INEC Guber Name...

Ondo Crisis: Mimiko In Closed-Door Meeting With Buhari Over INEC Guber Name Swap

By Bayo Adegbite | Politics Reporter on October 28, 2016
Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State
Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State

Olusegun Mimiko, the governor of Ondo State, is in a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja over the violence that erupted in the state on Friday morning.

Thousands of supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Akure, the Ondo State capital, took to the streets October 28, 2016 to protest the decision by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to recognise  Jimoh Ibrahim as the party’s governorship candidate for the November 26 governorship election in the state.

The protesters want INEC to substitute Jimoh Ibrahim’s name with that of the authentic candidate of the party, Eyitayo Jegede, a former commissioner and senior advocate of Nigeria.

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Dr. Mimiko, who arrived at the villa around 11am, immediately went into the president’s office to discuss the outbreak of violence.

The capital city of Ondo State, Akure is near boiling point Friday morning as residents took to the street to protest the removal of the name of the governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Eyitayo Jegede from the final list of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

Major highways in the capital city and other parts of Ondo have been blocked by protesters burning tires, activities in the capital city is at lull as residents stay indoor over fear that the protest might soon turn awry.

It was reliably gathered that plan by Jimoh Ibrahim to visit the state today have been shelved for fear of not being welcomed.


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