Former factional candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Jimoh Ibrahim, has congratulated the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Rotimi Akeredolu, who is expected to be declared the winner of the Ondo State governorship election held on Saturday.
Akeredolu has an unassailable lead over his closest rivals, Eyitayo Jegede of the PDP and Olusola Oke of AD, having won 14 of the 17 local governments already declared.
Jimoh Ibrahim was until Tuesday the candidate of the PDP, but was replaced following the Court of Appeal ruling in favour of Mr. Eyitayo Jegede.
“My dear egbon. Congratulations. I have computed the results sent to me from 2907 wards by my party agents across Ondo State.
“It shows you are leading with unrecoverable margin. I congratulate you as governor-elect of our lovely state. I will advise you quickly maintain distance from Mimiko if you want to succeed.
“I have no doubt that you will urgently create hope for our people; kindly do whatever you can to assist your lovely civil servants. I saw poverty in those villages I visited during campaign. Please kindly assist traditional rulers as much as you can,’’ he said in a statement on Sunday.