…Jegede polls 888 votes to defeat Ondo Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi who garners 657 votes
Eyitayo Jegede has clinched the gubernatorial ticket to represent the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the Ondo State governorship election slated for October 10.
Jegede was announced as the winner on Thursday following the delegates’ votes in the primary election of the party which took place at the International Culture and Events Center, the dome in Akure, the state capital.
He got an aggregate 888 votes to defeat his closest opponent and Ondo State incumbent Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi who gathered 657 votes amidst 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.
While Olusola Ebiseeni and Godday Erewa polled 29 and 14 votes respectively, as the party reckoned with 64 invalid votes.
It was the Chairman of the PDP Primary Election Committee and Governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi who confirmed Jegede the winner of the activity after he had garnered the highest number of polls in the indirect method implemented by the party.
There are other dignitaries from the party who graced the whole process including the Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri among other members.
The success of the primaries translates that Jegede will now contest against the flag bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and incumbent governor, Rotimi Akeredolu in the governorship election coming up in October.