Media Mogul, Ibrahim Jimoh, has emerged factional governorship candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, Ondo State.
The Ali Modu Sheriff-led faction elected him in primary conducted in the Oyo State capital, Ibadan, on Monday.
The primary election, which commenced on Sunday evening at the Banquet Hall of the hotel, dragged till Monday where the Chairman of the Electoral Committee, Ali Gulak, announced Ibrahim as having polled 502 votes of the total 560, while his sole contender Olusola Ebiseni, polled 41 votes and 17 votes were announced as invalid.
While announcing Ibrahim as the winner, Ebiseni said that the party had displayed that democracy was about the people.
There were five aspirants vying for the governorship ticket of the party including Jimoh Ibrahim. Others were: Mr Olusola Ebiseni, Mr Bamiduro Dada, Mr Niran-Sule Akinsuyi and Mrs Abiye Ademuyegun.
Dada, Akinsuyi and Ademuyegun, it was learnt, withdrew from the primaries and supported Ibrahim to emerge as the governorship candidate.
The three aspirants, who withdrew in their separate speeches, said that their decision was the result of a wide consultation and the need to support a formidable candidate to develop the state.
In his address, Ibrahim said that his aspiration was to rescue Ondo State from the incumbent, Governor Olusegun Mimiko, whom he said, has destroyed the state.
Recall Segue Jegede had earlier emerged as the governorship candidate of the Ahmed Makarfi-led faction.