Jegede leads by example, Ajayi berates security arrangements, attacks in Akure
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate at the ongoing governorship election in Ondo State, Eyitayo Jegede, has explained why he remained on the queue to vote.
Jegede and his wife, Eno, arrived at Ward 2, Polling Unit 09, Akure South Local Government Area around 09:00am, and remained on the line, to cast their votes despite rain.
He, however, explained that, “Don’t forget that I am a citizen of this state. The same blood that flows in my veins flows in their veins. It is only fair that we stay where we should be.
“The truth is that so many people came here so early and it will be unfair for me to jump the queue. We must lay good examples, we must good narratives.”
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Meanwhile, the Ondo State deputy governor and Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) candidate, Agboola Ajayi had cast his vote about 10:32am at Apoi Ward II, Unit 004 in the 2020.
Ajayi, who lauded the massive turnout of the Ondo residents to exercise their voting rights, also urge the security operatives to brace for the challenge today.
He affirmed, “Ondo State people are ready to vote freely. In any contest, there must be a winner. They should have allowed the process to be free and fair. You can see the turnout that has been very encouraging here. But I want to also say that the way we have seen it here, the security arrangement is a bit compromised which is not exactly what happened in Edo State.”
Recall that hoodlums invaded the Polling Unit 04, Ward 04, Ijomu/Obanla in Akure South Local Government at about 8:40am. In the horrible incident, a man was shot, but rushed to the hospital.