Barrister Jimoh Ibrahim was today picked by the Ali Modu Sheriff’s faction of the Peoples Democratic Party to fly the party’s flag at the forth coming governorship election in Ondo State.
The event took place at the Premier Hotel, Ibadan on Sunday, August 28, 2016.
The congress which lasted overnight was attended by 560 delegates instead of the 801 being expected.
The Ali Modu Sherif’s faction sent in Ahmed Gulak and others to represent the party as ‘National Exco’s representatives’.
Four other prominent Ondo State born personalities joined Jimoh Ibrahim in the race. These are Sola Ebiseni, Dauda Dada, Niran Sule and Mrs Abiye Ademoyegun.
Three of these contestants stepped down for Ibrahim leaving only Sola Ebiseeni.
At the end of the day, Jimoh got 502 votes to defeat Sola Ebiseni. And he has since accepted defeat and has joined other.
In his acceptance speech, Barrister Jimoh told party members “You do not need to fear for any reason. I have been given a mandate. I am ready to defend my candidature spiritually, legally, politically and economically.”
Jimoh Ibrahim, in addition to being a lawyer is also a politician, businessman, and philanthropist in Nigeria. He is the chairman and chief executive officer of Global Fleet Group, a diversified conglomerate based in Nigeria, with business interests and subsidiaries in neighboring West African countries.