Ondo 2020: Jegede boasts of PDP’s victory, picks Governorship Nomination Form
Nigerian Concord Newspaper
A leading contestant for the October 10, 2020 governorship election in Ondo State, Barrister Eyitayo Jegede (SAN), on Tuesday stormed the National Secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abuja, to obtain his nomination form ahead of July 22 primary election of the party.
Jegede, a former Attorney-General and commissioner for justice in the state, said during the well-attended event that his party, PDP, will be declared winner at the 2020 governorship poll in the state.
According him, his coming to Wadata House for the collection of the form had signified the end to the APC-led government in the state.
His words: “The forthcoming governorship election is the project of all the residents of the state and not an individual project. By the special grace of God, come October 10, 2020, PDP will be declared winner of the election”
In his speech,the National Chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus, who was represented by the Deputy National Chairman, South, Hon. Yemi Akinwonmi,
gave an assurance that a credible and transparent primary election will hold in Ondo state on July 22, 2020.
He said: “It is our responsibility to conduct integrity base primaries. It is not our duty here to preach any zoning . We want to assure you that we will not do anything that is not normal.
“The party is known for conducting free, fair and credible primary elections and that of Ondo state will also be free and fair because we have history of doing it right.
” We know you. You have done before and we assuring that every process will be transparent.
“But observation is that since the Ondo people have been coming here for the form, I noticed they are all young men. The era of “Old school” is gradually fading away”
Jegede was accompanied to the Wadata House by his supporters which included a House of Representatives member representing Akure South/Akure North Federal Constituency, Hon. Adedayo Omolafe, and Member, House of Representatives representing Okitipupa/Irele Federal Constituency, Hon. Ikengboju Gboluga.
Others included a former Deputy Governor and former Ambassador and a member of Board of Trustee of the party, Otunba Omolade Oluwateru and Hon. Benson Amuwa, former NDDC Commissioner in the state.
Also in his entourage were Hon. Bobby Omotosho, former House of Representatives member from Owo/ Ose federal constituency, Hon. Debo Ologunagba , former House of Representatives member from Akoko and other political heavyweights across the 18 local governments of the state with former Commissioners, Board members, among others.