ONDO: Eyitayo Jegede Defeats Deputy Gov, Agboola Ajayi To Emerge PDP Governorship Candidate

July 23, 2020
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A former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Ondo State, Eyitayo Jegede has won the 2020 governorship primary of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

Jegede polled 888 votes to defeat his closest rival, Ondo Deputy Governor, Hon Agboola Ajayi, who garnered 657 votes.

The primary election was keenly contested between Jegede and Ajayi, who joined the PDP last month after he resigned from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

The other aspirants include Eddy Olafeso who polled 175 votes, Banji Okunomo who polled 90 votes, Olabode Ayorinde who polled 95 votes and Boluwaji Kunlere who polled 33 votes.

While Olusola Ebiseeni and Godday Erewa polled 29 and 14 votes respectively, the total number of invalid votes stands at 64.

Jegede, who pulled the highest number of votes in the indirect mode adopted by the party, was declared winner of the exercise by the Chairman of the PDP Primary Election Committee and Governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.

With this development, Jegede will now battle the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and incumbent governor, Rotimi Akeredolu in the governorship election which is barely three months away.

Jegede was PDP’s governorship candidate in 2016, but lost to Governor Akeredolu, who clinched the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday.

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