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Eyitayo Jegede beats Ondo deputy governor, others to win PDP ticket

Eyitayo Jegede has emerged winner of the governorship primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, which held on Wednesday in Akure, the Ondo State capital.

Out of the 2111 delegates who voted during the primaries which lasted about eight hours, Jegede who was the standard-bearer of the party in 2016 polled 888 votes to emerge the winner while his closest rival, the embattled Deputy Governor of the state, Agboola Ajayi scored 667.

With the outcome of the primaries, Jegede will slug it out with Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu who won the APC primaries on Monday in the October 10, 2020 governorship election.

Jegede, a former Attorney General in the state was announced winner of the primaries by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwanyi of Enugu State, who is also the Chairman of the Governorship Primary Election Committee.

Eddy Olafeso who was the Chairman of the PDP, South West, came third in the contest with 175 votes while Bode Ayorinde polled 95 votes with Banji Okunomo scoring 90.

Senator Boluwaji Kunlere polled 33 votes and Godday Erewa, 14 votes.

Voting by the 2111 delegates from the 18 local government areas of the state ended around 8:00 pm as the exercise began around 4:00pm while sorting of the ballots started at 9:30 pm and ended at 11:17 pm with counting of the votes ending at 12:20 am on Thursday.

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