Politics

Ondo PDP Primary election: Eyitayo Jegede Wins

Candidate for Peoples Democratic Party’s primary election, Eyitayo Jegede yesterday won the party’s primary election in Ondo State.

Mr. Eyitayo Jegede who emerged as the PDP’s flag bearer for the Ondo State gubernatorial election was on Thursday announced as the winner after the delegates cast their votes.

The party’s primary took place at the International Culture and Events Center, the dome in Akure, the state capital.

Jegede polled 888 votes to defeat the incumbent Deputy Governor of the state, Agboola Ajayi.

Ajayi garnered 657 votes and other seven aspirants. 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.

The PDP adopted the indirect mode for the primary conducted Chairman of the PDP Primary Election Committee and Governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.

After gathering the highest number of votes in the Jegede was declared winner of the exercise.

Also present at the primary is Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri among other members.

Recall that candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and incumbent governor, Rotimi Akeredolu was named winner to represent the APC in the governorship election which is barely three months away.

The Gubernatorial election is expected to take place on October 10.

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