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Mimiko Reveals His ‘Danger Alert’ Discussion With Buhari

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Mimiko Reveals His ‘Danger Alert’ Discussion With Buhari

Mimiko Reveals His ‘Danger Alert’ Discussion With Buhari

Mimiko Reveals His ‘Danger Alert’ Discussion With Buhari – Ondo State Governor Olusegun Mimiko has expressed dissatisfaction towards the decision of the Independence National Electoral Commission (INEC) to name Jimoh Ibrahim as the candidate of the Peoples Democratics Party (PDP) in the November 26 governorship election.

Speaking with Journalists after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Mimiko stated that INEC’s decision was unconstitutional, adding that the commission’s action was a ‘potentially dangerous’ to the State.

He said: “I am shocked. In logic, in law, in politics, there is no basis for this decision whatsoever.

“This action potentially can cause a breach of peace. We see this action as potentially dangerous. It can cause conflagration in the state and that is why as the chief security officer of the state, I have come to alert Mr. President of the potential danger of this injustice so that we can nip it in the bud.

“In the last seven and half years, we have done everything possible to put good governance on the table and promote peace.”

Mimiko who is a member of the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said that the Makarfi faction got two court orders restraining INEC from substituting Jegede, but the commission chose to disregard the orders.

He said: “Only around 7 or 8 pm on Thursday did we get to know that INEC for no justifiable reason had substituted the name of Jegede and replaced it with that of Ibrahim.

“The question to ask is on whose order has INEC done that?

“Apart from the fact that we have two restraining orders on INEC, the commission knows fully well that Jimoh Ibrahim’s primary was in Ibadan.

“There was no report by security agencies that the security situation in Ondo state warranted the movement of the primary to Ibadan or anywhere outside the state for that matter.

“Under INEC guidelines, the time for substitution of candidates has even elapsed.”

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