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‘Joker who has never won an election’, Jimoh Ibrahim knocks Ondo Gov

Senator Jimoh Ibrahim has described Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa of Ondo State as a joker who has never won an election.

Aiyedatiwa, whose interest in the number one position in the state, plunged the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo into crisis, succeeded Rotimi Akeredolu, who died in December.

After pre-primary screening of the party at the APC National Secretariat on Friday, Aiyedatiwa had said there is no vacancy at Government House, Akure.

Describing himself as the best man for the job, the governor asked his co-aspirants to work with him.

Responding to Aiyedatiwa’s comment after he had been screened, Ibrahim, a serving senator, who is one of the aspirants, said, “The governor is a huge joker; he is joking. It’s a big joke. He is out of that place. At the end of the primary, he will be gone. What is the governor talking about? He has never won an election.”

Similarly, Chief Olusola Oke, another aspirant, said the governor’s comment was a ploy to undermine the democratic process.

He said, “It’s a statement of wish and desire by the governor, and it’s a statement that is intended to undermine a democratic exercise. If we are going to the primary and the people will have to determine, how would anybody have the gut to say there is no vacancy?

“There is no vacancy between now and February next year, no doubt, but after February, his one year term will be exhausted and then there will be a vacancy.”

Another aspirant, Dr. Olusoji Ehinlanwo, also said Aiyedatiwa is not a threat to his ambition.

Daily Trust reports that aside from Aiyedatiwa, there are 15 aspirants in the state.

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