The candidacy of Eyitayo Jegede has been upheld by the Ahmed Makarfi led national caretaker committee of the PDP.
This is contained in a statement signed by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Prince Dayo Adeyeye on Friday in Abuja.
Adeyeye said that the ruling of Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja on Friday, did not in any way affect the matter of the PDP candidacy in Ondo election, fixed for Nov. 26.
He said that the issue of Ondo governorship was not the matter before Justice Abang in the suit.
“The matter before his Lordship was in relation to the 2019 general elections.
“For the avoidance of doubt, Hon. Eyitayo Jegede remains the flag bearer of the PDP in the Saturday, Nov. 26, Ondo State Governorship Election,’’ he said.
Adeyeye, therefore, called on all members and supporters of PDP as well as the electorate in Ondo state not to allow the ruling to distract them.
He said that they should rather continue with the campaigns to ensure the victory of Jegede in the election.
The Abuja court had on Friday ordered Jimoh Ibrahim to replace Eyitayo Jegede as PDP gubernatorial candidate in Ondo State