Ondo Guber: PDP Leaders Endorse Ex-AG Candidature

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James Sowole in Akure

Less than a month to the gubernatorial primary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the November 2016 election in Ondo State, the leadership of the party in Owo/Ose Federal Constituency on Monday adopted the immediate past Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Eyitayo Jegede, as their candidate.

The adoption of Jegede was contained in a communique issued at the end of the meeting of the party leaders convened by Mr Tokunbo Modupe.

The meeting attended by the leadership of Owo/Ose Federal Constituency including the pioneer State Chairman of the PDP, Chief Ayo Awodeyi, said they resolved to support the candidate of Eyitayo Jegede, SAN, based on his capacity and capability to win the governorship election.

Modupe, who spoke with journalists after the meeting, said winning the election is paramount to the leaders and members of the party and not about an individual or town that he or she comes from.

To pacify aggrieved aspirants from the Ondo North Senatorial District, who had earlier raised eyebrow about Jegede, the meeting set up a five-member reconciliation committee.

The committee was asked to appeal to leaders of the party in the Ondo North senatorial District starting from Owo/ Ose axis.

The committee headed by former Minister of Education, Dr Ade Abitoye has the first Chairman of PDP in the State, Col Bbatunde Awodeyi rtd, Mrs Eniolorunda, Mrs Mobolaji Suuara and Mr Ojo Adewale as members.

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