The governorship election, according to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) holds on November 16.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain is currently on the tour of 203 wards across the 18 local government areas.

Ibrahim, who represents Ondo South District, has also introduced “Aseyori Card” as he targeted one million votes for the ruling party in the election.He is also relaying the message of Renewed Hope at his meetings with grassroots leaders of the party.

The mood of the party supports zoning of the governorship slot to Ondo South, where Ibrahim hails from.

However, the district also parade other credible aspirants, including Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa the longest serving Finance Commissioner, Wale Akinterinwa, and Ife Oyedele, an engineer.

The national leadership of APC has not released the guidelines for the shadow poll billed for April. It is not clear whether it will be direct or indirect primary.

However, Ibrahim is reaching out to potential delegates.He is also setting up mobilisation committees at the ward, local government and state levels.

Ibrahim is the chairman and chief executive officer of Global Fleet Group, a diversified conglomerate based in Nigeria, with business interests and subsidiaries in neighboring West African countries. In July 2022, he was awarded a professional Business Doctorate (BusD) by the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.

He studied law at Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile Ife, Osun State, graduating Bachelor of Laws (LLB). He obtained the degree of Master of Public Administration (MPA), also from OAU.

Later, Ibrahim attended Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, graduating with a combined Master of Laws (LLM) and Master’s In International Taxation degree.

His investments include oil & gas distribution, hotels, resorts, airlines, banking, real estate, insurance, publishing and investments.

Politically, life has been full of ups and downs. In 2003, Ibrahim’s governorship bid on the platform of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), collapsed.

But, he never deserted the political field. He teamed up with APC for strategic reasons.Last year, Ibrahim was elected senator.

In the Senate, he has not been a bench warmer.During the retreat of the Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions, Ibrahim expressed worry over the number of abandoned mega projects in Nigeria.

Mega projects, he said, are capital projects that worth at least one billion dollars.

Ibrahim said over a period of time showed that there were over 10,000 mega projects had been abandoned across the country.

He urged President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to focus on completing these abandoned mega projects, which would have a multiplier effects on the economy.

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