Jegede emerges PDP ‎governorship candidate in Ondo


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Eyitayo Jegede, SAN, last night emerged the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ondo State, after winning the primary election.

‎Jegede was also the party’s candidate in the 2016 governorship election in the state. ‎

‎He garnered 888 votes to defeat his closest challenger, the deputy governor, Hon. Agboola Ajayi, who got 657 votes.

A former Vice Chairman of the party in the South-West, Dr. Eddy Olafeso, came third with 175 votes.‎

A former member of the House of Representatives, Dr. Bode Ayorinde, scored 95 votes while Banji Okunomo got 90 votes.

In the same vein, a former commissioner, Sola Ebiseni, garnered 29 votes while Godday Erewa got 14 votes.‎

The sorting of the ballot papers which started by 9:30pm ended 11: 17pm.

Two thousand one hundred and eleven delegates voted in the election, which was contested by eight aspirants. ‎

Six of the aspirants came from the same senatorial district while Jegede and Ayoride were from the Central and Northern senatorial districts, respectively. ‎

Chairman of the election committee, Enugu State governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, who announced the result, described the primaries as a keenly contested election.

Sixty-four ballot papers were voided.

‎The losing aspirants congratulated the winner after the announcement of the results, and promised to work for the party’s victory in the governorship poll.

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