While speaking at the occasion, Ibrahim promised to defray the salary of the workers in Ondo state within 100 days if election governor.
He stated that the Chairman of the party’s National Caretaker Committee, Senator Ahmed Makarfi has no locus in law to lay claim to the chairmanship of the party.
He insisted that Sheriff is known in law having taken over from Alhaji Adamu Muazu who resigned as national chairman before the expiration of his tenure.
He described governors who owe workers salary as people without initiative, adding that Ondo State has over 10 solid minerals which he would tap to develop the state.
He claimed he has over 8000 workers in his employment, and assured Sheriff that when he visits Ondo State after he (Ibrahim) would have won the governorship election, the state would have assumed a better look.
He said, “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 my 100 days in office. “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.”
In his reaction, Sheriff said he had known the aspirant long ago and assured him of his support. He also described him as a capable hand that could turn the state around if giving the opportunity.