The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has congratulated Eyitayo Jegede, over his victory at the party’s governorship primary election in Ondo State.
Naija News had earlier reported that Jegede defeated the Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Agboola Ajayi to clinch the ticket.
Out of the 2111 delegates who voted during the primaries which lasted about eight hours, Jegede polled 888 votes to emerge the winner, while his closest rival, Agboola Ajayi scored 667.
Following his victory, Jegede will contest against the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Rotimi Akeredolu, in the October 10, governorship election.
Reacting, Atiku on Twitter called on all stakeholders to support Jegede in the main election.
He wrote, “Congratulations @TayoJegedeSAN, on your emergence as the candidate of the @OfficialPDPNig for the Ondo state governorship election coming up in October.”
“Now that a candidate has emerged in the keenly contested primary, it is time for Mr Eyitayo Jegede working in concert with our great party, @OfficialPDPNig, to forge a united front to win the election.”
“It is incumbent upon us as one big, united family, to reach out to other contestants and stakeholders for us to build a formidable arsenal that will ensure clear victory at the polls.”
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