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Ondo2020: It May Be Hard To Defeat Jegede – Akeredolu



The chances that Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, would defeat Eyitayo Jegede, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the October 10 governorship election may not be easy.

Akeredolu had defeated Jegede, who was also PDP’s candidate in the 2016 governorship election.

Akeredolu, who spoke with journalists at the national secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) after appearing before the APC primary election appeal committee in Abuja, describe Jegede as a friend.

He said he hopes that their campaigns would be issue-based and without violence.

Jegede is my friend. We are colleagues and both members of the inner bar,” Akeredolu said.

“I don’t have anything against him and I just pray that our campaign should be issue-based without violence. I am sure that he knows that it will not be easy for him.

“Yes, it may not be easy for me to win, but by His grace, I am going to win. I can assure that as it was in the beginning, so it shall be now and forevermore. We will win this election by the grace of God.”

When Akeredolu was asked if the defection of Agboola Ajayi, his deputy, to the PDP may affect his votes during the election, Akeredolu noted that he has no fear for Ak that Ajayi has no political influence and that he will even defeat him in his local government area.


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