APC suspends Ondo governorship aspirant, Jimoh Ibrahim over anti-party activities

APC suspends Ondo governorship aspirant, Jimoh Ibrahim over anti-party activities

Senator Jimoh Ibrahim's plan to reclaim his supposed stolen mandate has backfired as the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Igbotako Ward II, Okitipup

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Senator Jimoh Ibrahim’s plan to reclaim his supposed stolen mandate has backfired as the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Igbotako Ward II, Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State have suspended him for engaging in activities detrimental to the party’s interests.

A statement issued on Wednesday, May 15, by 29 executive members of the party, including the ward chairman, Adetokunbo Adetola, and secretary, Sola Omotoye, outlined the decision.

The statement, titled ‘APC Suspends Senator Jimoh Ibrahim Folorunso over Insubordination and Anti-Party Activities,’ cited insubordination and anti-party conduct as the grounds for the suspension, which was reached during an executive meeting.

The statement read, “We, the members of the APC Executive Committee of Igbotako Ward II in Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State, convened meeting on Monday, May 13th, 2024. During our meeting, we deliberated extensively on various issues affecting the progress and development of our party, notably indiscipline and insubordination among some members.

“We have found Senator Jimoh Ibrahim’s actions and activities to be in violation of the party’s constitution, particularly his decision to sue the party as well as his anti-party activities. As such, we have resolved to take appropriate disciplinary action against him as outlined in the party’s constitution. Senator Jimoh Folorunso Ibrahim is hereby suspended from the APC, with immediate effect for acts of insubordination and anti-party activities in accordance with Article 21, Section A of APC Constitution.

“It is worth recalling that the National Party Chairman of APC, Alhaji Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, met with all Ondo State governorship aspirants on April 25th, 2024, in Abuja. During the meeting, he urged them to cooperate with the party’s candidate and incumbent Governor of Ondo State, Honorable Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa. Despite this, Senator Jimoh Ibrahim Folorunso proceeded to sue the Governor and APC, blatantly disregarding party instructions. Additionally, he has engaged in anti-party activities by urging his supporters in Igbotako and Ondo State to join NNPP, claiming he will soon receive the gubernatorial ticket from them. Senator Jimoh has openly declared his intent to disrupt APC before leaving the party, as evidenced by his actions in the Federal High Court in Abuja and his derogatory remarks about APC in various media outlets.”

Senator Ibrahim has challenged the outcome of the April 20 primary of the APC won by Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa.