Ondo deputy governor, Hon Adegbola Ajayi, says he lost the primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party because he contested against ‘different forces.’
Odunews.com reports that Ajayi lost the primary election to Eyitayo Jegede, who was the PDP’s flagbearer in the 2016 election in the state.
The Ondo deputy governor left the All Progressives Congress (APC) with the hope of winning the PDP’s ticket to contest against the state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu.
He however lost the keenly contested election to the former Attorney General of the state, Eyitayo Jegede who polled 888 votes as against Ajayi’s 657 votes.
Reacting to the outcome of the poll, Allen Sowore, the Media Adviser to Ajayi said in a statement that “the people have spoken, and we accept the outcome in good faith, knowing fully well that it was a race against different forces.
The statement entitled: “We fought a good fight” read: Following the outcome of the Primary election of our party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), held on 22nd July 2020, where Eyitayo Jegede, SAN, was elected winner.
“We wish to thank the good people of Ondo State for standing with us in the struggle to liberate our State.
“The people have spoken, and we accept the outcome in good faith, knowing fully well that it was a race against different forces. “We remain undaunted and resolute about our commitment to a people-oriented government against personalised democracy.
“We wish the good people of Ondo State and the winner the best as we March on. For us, life goes on.”
Chairman of the Primary Election Committee and Enugu State governor, Ifeanyi Ugwanyi declared Jegede the winner of the contest.
Jegede will again face Governor Rotimi Akeredolu at the October governorship poll.
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