Jegede triumphant in Ondo PDP primaries

Eyitayo Jegede, an Ondo Gubernatorial aspirant has been declared winner of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship ticket.

His victory confirmed in the early hours of today will set up a repeat of the 2016 battle with All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.

The PDP candidate polled 888 to defeat seven others including Deputy Governor Agboola Ajayi, who defected from the APC to PDP to bid for the ticket.

Ajayi won 657 votes.

The process began following the arrival of members of the Primary Committee led by Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi around 1.30pm, PUNCH reports.

No fewer than 2, 111 delegates from 18 local government areas were accredited. Other aspirants who made little impact in the shadow poll are: Bode Ayorinde (95), Sola Ebiseni (29), Senator Boluwaji Kunlere (33), Banji Okunomo (90), Dr. Eddy Olafeso (175) and Godd Erewa (14).

The Ondo State Police Command deployed no fewer than 800 policemen to monitor the primary.

Police Public Relations Officer Tee-Leo Ikoro, an Assisitant Superintendent of Police (ASP), told reporters at the venue that the purpose was to ensure safety of lives and properties.

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