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PDP’s Eyitayo Jegede Bids Goodbye To Ondo Governorship Race

Two-time candidate of the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State, Eyitayo Jegede (SAN), says he is withdrawing from the 2024 governorship election.

Jegede, PDP candidate in the 2016 and 2020 elections, respectively, noted that he was committed to making all necessary sacrifices to provide solutions to the party’s problems rather than compounding them.

Addressing his teeming supporters across the state’s 18 local government areas, in Akure, the state capital, Jegede said he was more committed to ensuring the party’s victory at the poll.

His words: “After several intensive and extensive consultations, consolidations, and reconsiderations, it became obvious that we need to re-examine whether to proceed or take a detour that could guarantee an alignment with the preponderance of opinion in terms of the quest for equitable representation, equity, and fair play particularly at the level of governorship.

“Our party constitution is not receptive to zoning, and this has been demonstrated through the election of successive governors; the elections were not based on zoning but on merit.

“The event of today has become expedient in the face of the upcoming potential activities in our state and the party. A decision has to be taken whether we need to repeat the same process that we passed through in 2016 and 2020.

“We have an array of governorship aspirants who are competent and distinguished in their various callings; we also have those who have shown exceptional qualities, including consistency and unalloyed loyalty to the party.

“I feel it is time to allow these men the opportunity to try their luck in the primary and, by God’s grace, ultimately win the governorship election; all the aspirants would be accorded every support that is available at my disposal.”


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