The Peoples Democratic Party has restated its call for the postponement of the Ondo governorship election scheduled for Saturday, to enable it “screen and select agents for the exercise”.
The Court of Appeal, on Wednesday in Abuja, dropped the party’s candidate, Jimoh Ibrahim, and replaced him with Eyitayo Jegede, who was the flag bearer before being substituted.
Ahmed Makarfi, chairman of the party’s national caretaker committee, described the judgement as a “massive step forward”, but argued that the party deserved “a little more time to select its agents in the interest of fair play”.
“Victory comes from God, however, a bit of extension of time will be fair, especially considering the fact that it is only now that the party will begin the process of selecting its agents,” Mr. Makarfi told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Jos on Thursday.
Makarfi urged INEC to consider the party’s request in view of the protracted battle that had trailed the party’s candidacy.