The deputy governor of Ondo State, Agboola Ajayi has accepted the result of the state governorship primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which was won by Eyitayo Jegede (SAN).
Jegede polled 888 votes to emerge as the candidate of the party ahead of other contestants including Agboola Ajayi who polled 687 votes and Eddy Olafeso with 175 votes.
The deputy governor had decamped to the party from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), after falling out with Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.
Issuing a statement through his personal aide, Allen Sowore, Agboola Congratulated Jegede and said his campaign team fought a good fight. He thanked the people of Ondo state for supporting him in the struggle to liberate the state.
The statement read;
“We Fought A Good Fight.
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.
Comrade Allen Sowore
Media Adviser to the Deputy Governor
23th July, 2020.