- The national working committee of the Peoples Democratic Party has been urged to throw its weight behind the party's choice for the forthcoming election
- The Vanguard for Justice and Fairness in PDP urged members of the party to work towards winning the governorship election in Ondo state
- According to the group, the disaffection among the party leaders could lead to losing the Ondo governorship seat at the poll
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Ahead of the scheduled October 10, 2020, Ondo governorship election, the Vanguard for Justice and Fairness in PDP (VJP) has urged the national working committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to stay united.
VJP encouraged members of the committee to throw their weight behind Eyitayo Jegede, the party's choice of governorship candidate for the Ondo election.
The political group reminded the committee that doing anything other than supporting the party's choice for the election may ruin the chances of winning at the October 10 poll.
Also, reacting to Agboola Ajayi loss at the party's primary election to Jegede, the VJF cautioned the PDP working committee and other members against acts that would jeopardise the overall interest of the party.
In a statement released on Tuesday, August 4, the group's president, Abubakar Abagi, said the VJF is worried over the growing disaffection among the top leadership of the PDP.
Agabi said “anti-party activities” by ranking officials of the party and leaders over the victory of Eyitayo Jegede at the primaries is not healthy considering the task ahead in ensuring the PDP wins at the poll.
Abagi also pointed out that the Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, had visited Lagos recently to introduce his running mate, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, to Bola Tinubu, despite the rift between the duo.
“If Akeredolu could unite with Tinubu, I don’t see why the victory of Jegede should be a problem to our leaders," Agabi said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the state's deputy governor had denied reports of his defection from the PDP to the Zenith Labour Party.
Stating that the claims are untrue, Ajayi's spokesperson, Babatope Okewo, said the deputy governor has been under pressure from his supporters to contest for the governorship election.
Okewo, however, said the deputy governor of Ondo state is yet to make up his mind on whether he will contest for election or not.
The governor of Ondo state, Rotimi Akeredolu, had said that those who felt disappointed by his recent appointment are people who were only interested in looting the state's treasury.
The governor said none of his political appointees is being owed any salaries and allowances.
He also described the resignation of some of his previous appointees as good riddance to bad rubbish.
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