A former gubernatorial candidate of the All Nigerian People’s Party, ANPP, in Ondo State, Chief Jimoh Ibrahim has assured that he will think about the request of joining the All Progressives Congress in Ondo State.
He spoke at his country home in Igbotako, Okitipupa Local Government area, on Wednesday, when he received the State Working Committee of APC, led by the chairman, Engr. Ade Adetimehin.
He pledged to give the request of joining the APC a thought and get back in few days time.
He said, “While I promise to sleep over your request, let me advise you to open your doors for thousands of defectors that are set to join the APC. They are joining from the People’s Democratic Party and other parties.”.
He promised to be “extremely supportive” of the re-election bid of Akeredolu, predicting that the governor would win the election “with a wide margin”.
Ibrahim wondered how Governor Rotimi Akeredolu was able to move the state forward in less than four years, despite the huge debts, abandoned projects and several months of unpaid salaries he inherited from previous administration.
Ibrahim also applauded the State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN for steering the ship of the State away from financial strangulation.
“I thank him, on behalf of the State for not ploughing the state into financial constipation. Again, I am not surprised; here is a man who led the Nigerian Bar Association without a blemish”, he said.
Ibrahim further explained that a secret of the success of the administration is that the Governor has more of strengths, and less of weaknesses, adding that “the reverse is the case with his predecessor”.
Earlier, the Ondo State Chairman of APC, Engr. Adetimehin, applauded the philanthropic disposition of the politician and businessman, which he added has helped to restore many hopes.
He expressed confidence in the political ability and strength of the former gubernatorial candidate, and pleaded with him to join the APC, “so we could join forces to win and retain Ondo State for more developmental projects.”
Adetimehin said Ibrahim has excelled in many fields of endeavours, including academics and entrepreneurship, saying all these are ingredients of his enviable political strategies.