Ondo 2020: Jegede Wins PDP Primary; Ajayi Loses Out
The lformer Commissioner for Justice in Ondo State; who was also the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) flag bearer in the 2016 gubernatorial election in Ondo state; Jegede Eyitayo Olayinka, has won the Governorship Primary Election of the PDP in the state.
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, who was the Chairman of the Electoral Committee and Returning Officer, said that "the exercise was peaceful, free and fair, and was conducted in accordance with the guidelines of our Party, the PDP".
Gov. Ugwuanyi disclosed that Jegede scored 888 votes to defeat his closest rival, Ajayi Alfred Agboola, who scored 657 votes.
It will be noted that the runner up; Ajayi is still the incumbent Deputy Governor of Ondo State but decamped to the opposition party last month with the hope of clinching the PDP ticket for the October 10 election.
The scores of other aspirants were as follows: Ayorinde Olabode Oluwasola (95 votes); Ebiseni Olusola Nehemiah (29 votes); Erewa Godday O. (14 votes); Kunlere Boluwaji (33 votes); Okunomo Benjamin Adebanji (90 votes) and Olafeso Eddy Eniola (175 votes).
Gov. Ugwuanyi, who conducted the election with his colleague from Adamawa State, Rt. Hon. Adamu Umaru Fintiri and other members of the Electoral Committee, appreciated the aspirants and delegates for their comportment and commitment to the success of the exercise.
Eyitayo Jegede -888
Agboola Ajayi - 657
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