- It is not yet Uhuru for Eyitayo Jegede as Ondo guber election draws nearer
- The PDP candidate is reportedly not enjoying the support of the other party aspirants
- Jegede was at the PDP national secretariat to collect his certificate of return on Monday without fanfare
For Eyitayo Jegede, the coast is not yet clear as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) flagbearer in the forthcoming Ondo election faces the tricky hurdle of bringing aggrieved members to terms.
It would be recalled that Jegede defeated seven other aspirants on Wednesday, July 22, including Agboola Ajayi, the embattled deputy governor of Ondo state.
The senior lawyer, who had served as the Ondo state commissioner of justice and attorney general, polled 888 votes to dislodge Ajayi who polled 657 votes.
Emerging reports have now claimed that Jegede is not enjoying the support of aspirants he defeated during the shadow poll.
On Monday, July 27, the former justice commissioner was at the PDP national secretariat in Abuja to collect his certificate of return and was accompanied by only Godday Erewa, one of the aspirants he defeated.
Members of the ruling party's national working committee did not attend the event, which is usually marked with celebrations.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Alfred Agboola Ajayi has reacted to his defeat in the just-concluded PDP primary election held on Wednesday, July 22, in Ondo state.
Accepting the loss, Ajayi who is at loggerhead with his boss, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, said he put up a good fight but his best was not enough.
The deputy governor, who said he "had a lot of forces" who stood against him in the shadow poll, however, said he accepted the outcome of the election in good faith.
"We remain undaunted and resolute about our commitment to a people-oriented government against personalised democracy," Ajayi said.
"We wish the good people of Ondo state and the winner the best as we March on. For us, life goes on."
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