- The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has flagged off its campaign for the governorship seat in the coming Ondo Election
- Governor Makinde of Oyo state was on hand to lead the event in Akure, the Ondo capital, on Saturday
- Makinde is the only PDP governor in the southwestern part of Nigeria, others are of the APC
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state on Saturday, September 12 stormed Akure, the Ondo state capital for the flag-off of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP's) campaign for the governorship election.
Makinde shared pictures of himself on Facebook wearing PDP-printed regalia and standing with other party chieftains at the event.
The governor also shared the same image of himself on a raised platform used for the event on the microblogging site, Twitter.
Legit.ng notes that Makinde is the only PDP governor in the southwest. The five other states in the region Ondo, Ekiti, Osun, Ogun and Lagos are all controlled by the ruling APC.
The PDP candidate in the election is Eyitayo Jegede, a lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, just like the incumbent Rotimi Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Jegede defeated seven other aspirants to win the PDP ticket in August. He returns as the opposition party's candidate in 2020 after losing in 2016 to Akeredolu.
The PDP's campaign flag-off came several days after the APC kicked off its own.
Legit.ng reported that Ondo was agog on Saturday, September 5 as Bola Tinubu, national leader of the APC, and some top members of the ruling party arrived the state for the reelection campaign of Governor Akeredolu.
The governorship election in Ondo is scheduled for Saturday, October 10 by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
Akeredoulu, who is seeking reelection on the platform of the ruling party, will have to face his embattled deputy governor, Agboola Alfred Ajayi, and his familiar foe, Eyitayo Jegede (SAN), a former attorney-general of the state.
Legit.ng also took a special look at the chances of some of these candidates in the Ondo election.
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