Prominent businessman, Jimoh Ibrahim, has joined the Ondo State governorship race.
Ibrahim signified his interest on Thursday, August 4, 2016, by picking up a form from the factional Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ali Modu Sheriff.
The businessman also promised to pay off all the debts owed by the state government within his first 100 days in office if elected.
“I will restructure the state in the area of capacity building, good innovation and by putting the right thing in the right place at the right time. I will pay the workers within the first day of my 100 days in office,” Ibrahim said.
“Non-payment of salaries by state government is the failure of innovation of states by governors. It is when you are innovative that you will be able to pay salaries. Those (governors) who are owing are not efficient. I’m not owing any of my workers” he said.
Ibrahim was recently involved in a legal tussle with the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) over a N50 billion debt.
He was also, on January 18, embarrassed on live television by some of his staff for failing to pay salaries.