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BREAKING: Jimoh Ibrahim meets Tinubu, withdraws suit against APC, Aiyedatiwa

Ondo lawmaker, Senator Jimoh Ibrahim has withdrawn his suit against the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa.

Briefing journalists at the Senate on Tuesday, May 28, Ibrahim based his decision on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu‘a intervention.

Ibrahim in his statement in Abuja titled: “Presidential intervention and notice of withdrawal suit No. FHC /ABJ/ CS/588/2024,” said: “The suit is now withdrawn due to the intervention of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR.

“The President called me, had a meeting with me, and assured me that he will as the leader of the party improve on internal democracy within our party, and i will need to withdraw the case to enable him to chart a way forward.

“The Governor of Ondo state, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, earlier visited my Asokoro residence for several hours after another unsuccessful visit to my hotel room in Akure.

“I cannot disobey the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria because the issue am fighting for is not personal.

“It is simply to improve internal democracy to which the President has promised improvement. My respect for the President is absolute!

“Let me use this opportunity to thank Mr. President for the words of wisdom and encouragement during my meeting with him which lasted over one hour and his various interactions with me on the telephone during which he emphasized his commitment to internal democracy over and over again. Thank you, Mr. President.

“The withdrawal of this legendary suit coincides  with the first anniversary of Mr. President’s incredible performance in office, and this is my gift of the ‘cake’ of the first anniversary!”

Ibrahim had approached the Federal High Court Abuja where he challenged Aiyedatiwa’s victory and declaration as the APC gubernatorial in Ondo State.

The Ondo lawmaker had alleged that there was no voting in his senatorial district and a larger part of the state.

Following the suit, the executives of the APC in Igbotako Ward II, Okitipupa local government area of Ondo State, suspended Ibrahim from the party over alleged anti-party activities and insubordination.

The article was originally published on Politics Nigeria.

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