- The PDP has screened Governor Akeredolu's deputy, Agboola Ajayi ahead of its primary
- Eight other aspirants were also screened by the opposition party
- The party's governorship primary will be held on July 22
Ahead of the next governorship election in Ondo state, the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has screened the state deputy governor, Agboola Ajayi and eight others for the primary election.
The Nation reports that other aspirants who appeared for the screening on Thursday, July 2, were Eyitayo Jegede, Boluwaji Kunlere, Eddy Olafeso, Ben Banji Okunomo, Bode Ayorinde, Otunba Bamidele Akingboye, Godday Erewa and Sola Ebiseni.
Legit.ng gathered that some of the aspirants were still undergoing screening before the Yakubu Dogara-led screening committee at press time.
The primary election is scheduled to be held on July 22.
Meanwhile, the national leadership of the PDP has dissolved the southwest zonal caretaker committee of the party and reconstituted a new one.
A statement by the spokesman for the party, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Thursday, July 2, said the dissolution was pursuant to sections 29 (2)(b) and 31(2)(e) of the PDP constitution (2017 as amended).
The newly constituted committee is chaired by Dayo Ogungbenro, with Daisi Akinniran as secretary.
Other members are Chief Taiwo Abayomi Kuye, Chief Adeola Ogunrinde, Oyebola Fadeyi Awolowo, Prince Nekan Olagbegi, Funmi Oguns and Owokoniran Olabisi Wahab.
The party enjoined members in the zone to work together in harmony, especially as the party joins forces with the people of Ondo state for a successful governorship election in October.
Legit.ng had previously reported that a government official who requested anonymity on Thursday, July 2, confirmed that the wife of the Ondo state governor, Betty Akeredolu, tested positive for COVID-19.
It was reported that the official said the samples of the First Lady which was collected two days ago and one of the security aides of the governor returned positive.
The source, however, said the First Lady embarked on self-isolation but said: “We are still awaiting the results of some media aides of the governors and some commissioners who interact with the state governor regularly.”
He said a similar test would be conducted on the members of the House of Assembly and the traditional rulers who endorsed the second term ambition of Akeredolu in Akure recently.
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