This development is coming on the heels of declaration of Barr. Jimoh Ibrahim of the Senator Ali Modu Sheriff faction of Peoples Democratic Party PDP, Mr Eyitayo Jegede of the Senator Ahmed Makarfi led faction.
So True recalled that Ibrahim had earlier been declared as the authentic candidate of the PDP by Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja on October 14.
The electoral umpire on Thursday made a final pronoucement as the list of candidates was published, and Mr. Eyitayo’s was substituted with Mr. Ibrahim’s name, in line with the pronoucement of the court.
An inside source told Leadership Newspaper that, having sense that his candidate Mr Eyitayo’s may not make the INEC final list, Mimiko put a call across to Akeredolu last week, seeking a possible alliance for the poll.
”We know the matter will go up to the level of the Supreme Court but before the issue will be resolved at that level, the election would have come and gone.
”There is no way Oga, that is Mimiko, can work for the Alliance For Democracy candidate, Olusola Oke. Rather than that, we are looking in the direction of Aketi because we were all together before we parted ways.
”The reason is important is that if Jimoh is picked, God forbid, there are some who think we should support the party and win for the party and later retrieve our mandate. But this is very dangerous because the personality of the man Jimoh is hard to sell to the people of the state. The question therefore is what if he does not win? That means we have all lost out.
”To avoid that, our plan B is to align with Aketi because he is one of us and remember he was on the governor’s legal team that retrieved our mandate in 2009. And to be precise, since Aketi is not a product of the Lagos mafia, we can expire this possibility and I think the governor has been interfacing with Aketi on this.