Osagie Otabor, Akure
A former Legal professional Common and Commissioner for Justice in Ondo State, Eyitayo Jegede, has gained the 2020 governorship major of the Individuals’s Democratic Get together (PDP).
Jegede polled 888 votes to defeat his closest rival, Ondo Deputy Governor, Hon Agboola Ajayi, who garnered 657 votes
He was the social gathering’s governorship candidate in 2016 however misplaced to Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.
The first was keenly contested between Jegede and Ajayi, who joined the PDP final month after he resigned from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Different aspirants within the race equivalent to Nationwide Vice Chairman PDP South West, Dr. Eddy Olafeso polled 175; former Ondo PDP spokesman Banji Okunomo bought 90 votes; Ayorinde Olabode garnered 95 votes; Senator Kunlere Boluwaji polled 33 votes, Ebiseni Sola bought 29 votes whereas Godday Erewa scored 14 votes.
A complete of two,111 delegates voted on the major.
Members and supporters of the PDP ignored warning to not come to the venue in the event that they weren’t delegates.
Bother initially began when some PDP youths claimed to have caught some folks with thumbprinted poll papers.
The poll papers have been later found to be samples used to enlighten social gathering supporters on mode of voting.
These caught with the poll papers samples have been overwhelmed.
Accreditation of delegates started at about 1pm whereas voting started at about 2:30pm.
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Chairman of the Major Committee, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, assured them of free and honest conduct.
There was a delay after voting has ended by delegates when 17 names of particular delegates surfaced.
It was gathered introduction of contemporary 17 names after all of the delegates have voted triggered contemporary disaster as lots of the aspirants insisted that the names have been unusual to them.
The Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi -led Committee went to a closed door assembly for over 30 minutes and got here out with out realizing what to do with the record.
It was gathered that the record contained names of former native authorities chairmen of the social gathering who defected to different events and later returned again.
Lots of of supporters of the PDP remained on the venue till the poll have been counted and outcomes introduced.