- More defections are unfolding ahead of the Ondo gubernatorial election
- A PDP bigwig in the state, Remi Olatubora, has officially left the opposition party
- Apart from serving as the attorney-general of the state, Olatubora was a PDP leader in Irele LGA
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With barely a month to the Ondo gubernatorial election, political alignments are beginning to unfold among politicians across parties in the state.
A former attorney-general of the state, Remi Olatubora resigns, has officially resigned from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The Nation reports that Olatubora submitted his resignation letter to his ward chairman, Apostle Medunoye, recently.
Before being appointed as the minister of justice in Ondo, the former PDP bigwig was the leader of the opposition party in Irele local government area.
Added to this, he served as the chairman of the state's sports council and the commissioner for adult and vocation education.
Before this report, Banji Okunomo, governorship aspirant of the PDP, resigned his membership of the party in what climaxed the political grievances that trailed the primary election in Ondo state.
Okunomo dumped the party on Monday, September 7, and pitched his tents with the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) in Okitipupa local government.
The former PDP chieftain contested for the opposition party's guber ticket but lost to Eyitayo Jegede (SAN).
According to reports, his name was submitted to Jegede to pick as running mate but the former justice commissioner opted for another member, fueling several insinuations that he would decamp.
On Monday, Okunomo finally parted the party and headed to ZLP where he would be reinforcing the army of Olusegun Mimiko and Agboola Ajayi, Ondo deputy governor.
Ondo state governorship election has been scheduled for October 10, 2020, by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the All Progressives Congress (APC) had recorded a landslide victory in the Ondo local government election which held on Saturday, August 22.
The Ondo State Independent Electoral Commission (ODIEC) announced that the APC won the 18 chairmanship seats in all the local government areas.
The chairman of ODIEC, Prof Yomi Dinakin said the candidates were declared winners in accordance with the provisions of the law.
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