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Jegede defeats Akeredolu’s deputy, others to emerge Ondo PDP gov candidate

Former Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in Ondo State Eyitayo Jegede has emerged governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the October 10 poll.

Mr Jegede polled 888 votes while the deputy governor of the state Agboola Ajayi got 657 votes. The PDP National Vice Chairman Eddy Olafeso came third with 175 votes.

Bode Ayorinde scored 95 votes, Banji Okunomo polled 90, Senator Boluwaji Kunlere got 33, Sola Ebiseni scored 29 and Godday Erewa polled 13 votes.

The election saw 2,122, delegates from the 18 local government areas of the state take part in the election.

Accreditation of delegates commenced around 10am while voting began around 2pm at the main auditorium of the International Event Centre, Akure.

Officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission were also present to monitor the process.

Voting ended at 7.30pm, although the process was halted for almost two hours following an argument among the aspirants and the members of the primary election committee over certain list of delegates.

But the matter was resolved and 11 former members of the state House of Assembly were allowed to cast their votes.

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