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Ondo 2020: Eyitayo Jegede Emerges PDP Governorship Candidate

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Ondo 2020: Eyitayo Jegede Emerges PDP Governorship Candidate

A former Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in Ondo State, Eyitayo Jegede, has emerged the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the October 10, 2020, governorship election in the state.

Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, who was the Chairman of the PDP primary committee, announced that Jegede scored 888 to emerge as a winner.

Mr Agboola Ajayi, incumbent deputy governor, scored 657 to come second.

Mr Eddy Olafeso scored 175, Mr Bode Ayorinde 95, Boluwaji Kunlere 33, Mr Sola Ebiseni 29 and Goddey Erewa 14.

Ugwuanyi announced that a total of 2,122 delegates were supposed to participate in the election but only 2,050 delegates eventually took part.

While 2,045 delegates voted, 64 votes were returned invalid.

The committee chairman described the process of the primaries as free and fair.

He added that the exercise was peaceful and was conducted in accordance with the law of the party.

“Having met all the guidelines of our party, Mr Eyitayo Jegede is hereby declared winner and returned elected as candidate of PDP Ondo State governorship election,’’ he said.

Jegede will face Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, who emerged governorship candidate of his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Monday.

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Ayomide Ayano

A writer, communicator, Graduate of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism and a Christian.

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