- Eyitayo Jegede has said he will outperform Governor Rotimi Akeredolu if elected as governor of Ondo state
- Jegede is the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming governorship election
- The PDP candidate is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and a former Attorney-General of the state
The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Ondo state governorship election, Eyitayo Jegede (SAN), has said he will outperform Governor Rotimi Akeredolu if elected as governor of the state.
Jegede made the comment at the Ondo state governorship debate put together by Channels Television.
His exact words to Governor Akeredolu during the live debate were:
“All I can say sir is that I will do more than you.”
He went on to tell Governor Akeredolu that he will love to be in the governor’s shoes and have people compare his administration to that of the present government.
Meanwhile, the re-election bid of Governor Akeredolu got a major boost recently as the candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) Peter Oyeleye Fasua, withdrew from the governorship race and declared his support for the incumbent.
Fasua on Monday, October 5, collapsed his structure into the All Progressives Congress, APC and declared his support for the governor while stating that the decision to step down for Akeredolu is God's agenda for him.
Similarly, scores of members from another opposition party in the state, Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) defected to the APC in Akure, the state capital on Tuesday, October 6.
The defectors were led by the chairman of the ZLP in Ondo East local government area, Chief Olamigoke Busayo, who resigned from the ZLP on Sunday, October 4.
The state chairman of the ruling APC, Ade Adetimehin, received the defectors, saying the ZLP's fortune has crumbled with the collapse of its structure in Ondo East.
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