‘Jegede has already won,’ PDP chairman boasts ahead of Ondo governorship election

‘Jegede has already won,’ PDP chairman boasts ahead of Ondo governorship election

<p class="">Secondus says the Federal Government must ensure the election is free and fair.</p>

<h1>National chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, is confident that the party’s candidate in the Ondo governorship election, Eyitayo Jegede, will win.</h1>

<p class="">Jegede is the main challenger to incumbent governor, <strong>Rotimi Akeredolu</strong>, who is hoping to win a second term in office when voters go to the polls on October 10, 2020.</p>

<p class="">During a PDP mega rally on Wednesday, October 7, Secondus said Akeredolu is intimidated by Jegede and accused the governor of sponsoring violence to rob his way to victory.</p>

<figure class="image" align="center"> <img src="http://ocdn.eu/images/pulscms/MDA7MDA_/8d881ded9aa1c36e26cd264b273e8c41.jpg" alt="Governor Rotimi Akeredolu beat Jegede to win his first term in office four years ago and will hope for a similar outcome on Saturday [Ondo State Govt]"> <figcaption>Governor Rotimi Akeredolu beat Jegede to win his first term in office four years ago and will hope for a similar outcome on Saturday [Ondo State Govt]</figcaption> </figure>

<p class="">Secondus warned that the <strong>President Muhammadu Buhari</strong>-led Federal Government must ensure that Saturday’s election is free, fair, and credible.</p>

<p class=""><em>"The only way that God will help us and resolve the tension and crisis in this country is for Buhari to conduct free and fair election,"</em> he said.</p>

<p class="">The PDP chairman further warned Akeredolu against rigging the highly-anticipated election and urged voters to ensure their will is not overturned.</p>

<p class="">He said, <em>"Don’t allow them to rig because they cannot rig this election.</em></p>

<p class=""><em>"This election has already been won by Jegede. That’s why the governor is afraid.</em></p>

<p class=""><em>"On Saturday, come out en masse and punish APC and their rigging machine."</em></p>

<p class="">Oyo State governor, <strong>Seyi Makinde</strong>, and Bayelsa State governor, <strong>Douye Diri</strong>, also appealed to party supporters at the rally to vote for Jegede.</p>

<p class="">Bauchi State governor, <strong>Bala Mohammed</strong>, was also at the rally to support the PDP candidate alongside former Osun governor, <strong>Olagunsoye Oyinlola</strong>, former Kano governor, <strong>Rabiu Kwankwaso</strong>, and former Ekiti governor, <strong>Segun Oni</strong>.</p>

<p class="">President Buhari earlier on Wednesday <a href="https://www.pulse.ng/news/politics/buhari-says-akeredolu-deserves-2nd-term-as-ondo-governor/jqpwfb8" id="b052caf6-43db-4fda-80ad-6bf89a725c96">threw his weight behind Akeredolu</a> whom he said deserves a second term in office.</p>

<p class=""><em>"I am not just proud of his achievements; I am confident he will enjoy the mandate of the good people of Ondo State for the second term,"</em> the president said.</p>

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<p class="">Incumbent deputy governor, <strong>Agboola Ajayi</strong>, of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) is the other influential candidate on the ballot for Saturday’s election.</p>

<p class="">A <a href="https://www.pulse.ng/news/politics/ondo-election-no-women-as-inec-names-all-17-candidates/900vvx6" id="75895086-a076-4886-9272-744e013888b2">total of 17 candidates</a> will contest in the election.</p>

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