A leading contestant for the October 10, 2020 governorship election in Ondo State, Eyitayo Jegede (SAN), on Tuesday, stormed the National Secretariat of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Abuja, to obtain his nomination form ahead of the July 22 primary election of the party.
Jegede, a former attorney-general and commissioner for justice in the state, was accompanied to the Wadata House of the party, by his supporters which included a House of Representatives member representing Akure South/Akure North Federal Constituency, Hon. Adedayo Omolafe and Member, House of Representatives representing Okitipupa/Irele Federal Constituency, Hon. Ikengboju Gboluga.
Others include; a former Deputy Governor and former Ambassador and a member of Board of Trustee of the party, Otunba Omolade Oluwateru and Hon. Benson Amuwa, former NDDC Commissioner in the state.
Also in his entourage are ; Hon. Bobby Omotosho, former House of Representatives member from Owo/ Ose federal constituency, Hon. Debo Ologunagba , former House of Representatives member from Akoko and other political heavyweights across the 18 local governments of the state with former Commissioners, Board members,among others.
Addressing Jegede and his entourage, the National Chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus, assured them of credible and transparent primary election come July 22.
Secondus, who was represented by the Deputy National Chairman, South, Hon. Yemi Akinwonmi,said “It is our responsibility to conduct integrity base primaries. It is not our duty here to preach any zoning. We want to assure you that we will not do anything that is not normal.
“The party is known for conducting free, fair and credible primary elections and that of Ondo state will also be free and fair because we have a history of doing it right. ” We know you. You have done before and we are assuring that every process will be transparent.
But observation is that since the Ondo people have been coming here for the form, I noticed they are all young men. The era of “Old school” is gradually fading away.”
Responding, the PDP aspirant, Eyitayo Jegede (SAN), said his coming to Wadata House for the collection of the form, signified the end to the APC government in the state.
Jegede said, “the forthcoming governorship election is the project of all the residents of the state, not an individual project. By the special grace of God, come October 10, 2020, PDP will be declared the winner of the election.
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