Eyitayo Jegede defeats seven others, emerges as PDP gov candidate

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A former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice of Ondo State, Eyitayo Jegede (SAN) has emerged winner of the Peoples Democratic Party governorship primary election in the state.

He  polled 888 votes to beat his closest rival, the embattled Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi who got 657 votes.

Other contestants in the race were Dr Eddy Olafeso who polled  175 votes, Dr Bode Ayorinde,95 votes,  and Banji Okunomo  90 votes.

Others were Senator Boluwaji Kunlere, 33 votes, Sola Ebiseeni, 29 while Prince Godday Erewa got 14 votes.

The coast is now clear for Jegede to slug it out with the incumbent, Arakunrin Olurotimi Akeredolu in the October 10 election.

The election was keenly contested and no fewer than 2,122 delegates from the 18 local government areas of the state took part.

 

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