- Governor Akeredolu has declared his intention to defeat deputy governor of the state Agbola Ajayi and Eyitayo Jegede in their wards
- According to Akeredolu, Ajayi has no political relevance in Ondo state
- Going further, he advised the deputy governor to remain with the PDP
As Ondo prepares to go for another governorship election, Rotimi Akeredolu, the governor of the state has vowed to defeat Agbola Ajayi and the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Eyitayo Jegede, in their wards during the governorship election.
The governor disclosed this in Abuja on Monday, July 27.
Going further, the governor advised his deputy to remain with the PDP. He said Ajayi's decision to leave the APC does not affect him.
He also insisted that Ajayi has no political relevance, The Sun reports.
“For me, the deputy leaving the APC to return to the PDP is good riddance to bad rubbish. We thought we could accommodate him at the APC but since he returned to where he truly belong, it is all well and good. I always wish people the best I can,” he said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that APC female governorship aspirant in the Ondo governorship election Jumoke Ajasin-Afowonishe, has rejected the party's gubernatorial primary results.
Anifowoshe said the process leading to the emergence of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu as the party’s candidate was flawed.
The only female governorship aspirant scored only two votes while Akeredolu secured the party's ticket with a wide margin of 2,458 votes.
Anifowoshe in a statement by director-general of her campaign organisation, Hon. Kayode Arigbede, issued on Saturday, July 25, in Akure, said the whole primary was manipulated from the beginning to the end.
Legit.ng gathered that the source said PDP leaders from Ondo South felt that it is the turn of the zone to produce governor but lost out of power play in both the APC and the PDP.
“Our PDP leaders presently in talks with Governor Akeredolu know that the governor has four years and it, therefore, means power would easily come to the south in 2024.
“They are against Jegede because they cannot wait for an extra eight years in case Jegede wins the election,” a source was quoted to have said.
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