Billionaire, Jimoh Ibrahim Picks Ondo Governorship Form From Sheriff
Mr. Jimoh Ibrahim on Thursday
obtained the Peoples Democratic
Party nomination form to vie for
the governorship seat of Ondo
He was the first aspirant to pick the form from the factional
National Chairman of the party,
Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff.
While speaking at the occasion,
Ibrahim promised to defray the
salary of workers in the state within 100 days.
He stated that the Chairman of
the party’s National Caretaker
Committee, Senator Ahmed
Makarfi has no locus in law to lay
claim to the chairmanship of the party.
He said that Sheriff is known in
law having taken over from
Alhaji Adamu Muazu who
resigned as national chairman
before the expiration of his tenure.
Jimoh stated that he would
better the lots of the citizens of
the state by ensuring prompt
payment of their salary.
He described governors who owe workers salary as people
without initiative, adding that
Ondo State has over 10 solid
minerals which he would tap to
develop the state.
He claimed he has over 8000 workers in his employment, and
assured Sheriff that when he
visits Ondo State after he
(Ibrahim) would have won the
governorship election, the state
would have assumed a better look.
He said, “I will restructure the
state in the area of capacity
building, good innovation and
by putting the right thing in the
right place at the right time. “I will pay the workers within
the first day of my 100 days in
“Non-payment of salaries by
state government is the failure of
innovation of states by governors.
“It is when you are innovative
that you will be able to pay
salaries. Those (governors) who
are owing are not efficient. I’m
not owing any of my workers.” In his reaction, Sheriff said he
had known the aspirant long
ago and assured him of his
He also described him as a
capable hand that could turn the state around if giving the