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Ondo PDP crisis: Counsel to Jimoh Ibrahim withdraws.

Alex Iziyon, a senior counsel to Ondo governorship candidate, Jimoh Ibrahim has withdrawn as his counsel.

Iziyon was representing Jimoh Ibrahim in his candidacy tussle with Eyitayo Jegede at the Appeal Court.

A respondent in the appeal, Biyi Poroye had accused the appeal panel led by Justice Jummai Sankey of receiving bribe in order to rule in favour of Eyitayo Jegede.

The panel had withdrawn from the case pending the determination of the allegations raised while the counsel had claimed to not have prior knowledge of the petition and condemned it.

In a letter addressed to Jimoh Ibrahim, Iziyon said he was withdrawing because of allegations made against him by Sankey.

He said, “You will recall my position was indicated by the presiding justice as having the foreknowledge of the petition written by the first respondent, despite my protest and innocence. It is in this regard that I hereby withdraw from further appearance.

“This is to enable you brief another lawyer who shall take over the file. We will forward the file and the processes to your Personal Assistant forthwith,” Iziyon said.

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