- With Ondo 2020 governorship poll taking a step closer, aspirants have resolved to battle of wits to outsmart one another
- Presently, there is an ongoing ploy to make some frontline aspirants step down for state deputy governor Agboola Ajayi
- Ajayi is reportedly expected to resign this week to allow him contest against his boss Governor Rotimi Akeredolu
There is an ongoing battle of ego and wits in Ondo state as aspirants running on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rejected the idea to step down for the state deputy governor, Agboola Ajayi.
Legit.ng recalls that PDP aspirants including Banji Okunomo, Elder Eddy Olafeso, Eyitayo Jegede have picked the party’s nomination forms.
Ondo deputy governor Ajayi is reportedly expected to resign this week in order to allow him to throw the hat into the ring against his boss Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.
According to the inside source, Ajayi has obtained the nomination form of the state main opposition party and he is expected to officially declare his interest ahead of the primary election.
The deputy governor has also been reaching out to top hierarchies of PDP in the state in a deal that will see other frontline aspirants peacefully bow out.
Permutations are similarly ongoing to pair Ajayi, who might have fallen down the pecking order with his boss, Eyitayo Jegede, another political strongman in Ondo state.
Should this work out, aspirants who have obtained interest and nomination forms may bury their ambition but there are indications that Ajayi may not have a quick soft land.
The deputy governor, through his media aide, had earlier positioned that there is no constitutional provision mandating him to resign before contesting.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that as aspirants continue to outsmart one another ahead of the Edo state 2020 governorship election, Kenneth Imasuagbon has said he is convinced of coasting to victory in September, saying “God told me that.”
Imasuagbon, who is eyeing the Edo government power-seat on the platform of the main opposition, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), made this disclosure on Monday, June 8, during a programme on Channels TV.
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