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Ondo Election I will contest and win – Eyitayo Jegede

This following reports that Jegede’s supporters have joined the APC over his perceived inability to get justice in the courts.

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Eyitayo Jegede

(Breaking Times)

Barely few day to the Ondo state governorship election, the People Democratic Party (PDP) factional guber candidate, Eyitayo Jegede has said that he will contest and win the polls.

This is coming as reports revealed that Jegede’s supporters have joined other political parties because of his perceived inability to get justice in the courts.

Jegede however debunked the reports and called on his campaign team to continue with their efforts to woo voters.

The factional PDP candidate is contesting the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC’s) choice of Jimoh Ibrahim as guber candidate.

According to Punch, Jegede said “ Mark my words, we will contest and win this election. Let me tell you, this is not about Eyitayo Jegede alone, it is about the people of Ondo State, this is about good governance in our state, this is about continuation and improvement on the good things we have been  enjoying in our state.

“I’m in this business to reclaim my mandate and I’m serious about it.”

Meanwhile, there seems to be no hope for Jegede in his court case as the Abuja Court of Appeal panel established to determine all appeals arising from the ongoing PDP leadership disputes on Friday adjourned its proceedings indefinitely.

On June 29, 2016,  Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court upheld Sheriff as the acting national chairman of the party, reports say.

Thereby, giving Ali Modu Sheriff’s faction of the PDP the right to conduct governorship primary of the party for the November 26, 2016 Ondo State governorship election.

Jegede belongs to the Ahmed Makarfi led PDP faction, while Ibrahim belongs to Sheriff's faction.

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