INEC on Thursday in Abuja
27th October 2016 confirmed the Businessman and Philanthropist Mr Jimoh
Ibrahim as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the
November 26 governorship election in Ondo State.
Billionaire’s interest in Politics, he is a lawyer, businessman, and
philanthropist. He is the chairman and chief executive officer of Global
Fleet Group, a diversified conglomerate based in Nigeria, with business
interests and subsidiaries in neighbouring West African countries. He
owns among others Air Nigeria, NICON Luxury Hotel, and Newswatch
Ibrahim traces his origins to Ondo State, in
southwestern Nigeria. He studied law at Obafemi Awolowo University in
Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria, graduating with the degree of Bachelor of
Laws (LLB). Subsequently, he obtained the degree of Master of Public
Administration (MPA), also from Obafemi Awolowo University. Later, he
attended Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, graduating
with a combined Master of Laws (LLM) and Masters In International
Taxation degree. His investments include the following sectors, among
others: oil & gas distribution, hotels, resorts, airlines, banking,
real estate, insurance, publishing and investments.
Ebenezer Omotayo is his running mate under the umbrella of the Peoples
Democratic Party(Party) for the November Polls in the state.
Prior to his confirmation, Mr Jimoh Ibrahim brought up a bribery allegation against the Commission, which was swiftly refuted