The Peoples Democratic Party in Ondo State will conduct it’s primary today (Wednesday) to elect its governorship candidate in the forthcoming October 10 governorship election.
Recall that the Ondo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress on Tuesday elected the state Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, as its candidate for the election.
The Spokesperson of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, while speaking on the primary said, “2,111 delegates” from the 18 local government areas of the state would converge on the International Event Centre, Akure, to choose one out of the eight aspirants to contest against Akeredolu.”
The governorship aspirants who will be contesting to be the flagbearer of the party are, Eyitayo Jegede, Agboola Ajayi, Eddy Olafeso, Banji Okunomo, Sola Ebiseni, Bode Ayorinde, Boluwaji Kunlere and Godday Erewa.
The National Working Committee of the party had a meeting with the seven aspirants on Monday and the aspirants all signed an undertaking to accept the outcome of the election.
The Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, was appointed as the Chairman of the Ondo PDP Primary Committee.
The Director of Media and Publicity of the PDP, Mr Zadok Akintoye, said “over 2,000 delegates” would participate in the exercise.
The Caretaker Committee Chairman in the state, Clement Faboyede, has released guidelines for the conduct of the exercise.
Mr Faboyede noted that only accredited delegates, aspirants, journalists and security personnel would be allowed into the venue, while all delegates were expected to present their INEC-issued voter cards.