Eyitayo Jegede (SAN), the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has dismissed reports that he dropped out of the race to become Ondo State governor.
In a statement issued by the spokesman of Jegede Campaign Organisation, Mr Gbenga Akinmoyo, Jegede said he has not collapsed his structure for another party.
In the statement titled ’Eyitayo Jegede remains the candidate to beat’, the PDP candidate said he was still in the race to win the forthcoming election.
The statement read, “In a desperate move to deceive the general public some dubious individuals are circulating falsehood that the PDP candidate Eyitayo Jegede SAN has collapsed structure. This is a lie from the pit of hell.
“In the last few hours, Eyitayo Jegede has received support from 11 out of the 16 other governorship candidates who collapsed their structures for him and the PDP. He has signed the peace accord confirming commitment to a violence-free election.
“Jegede has meticulously worked to complete his campaign tour across the length and breadth of Ondo State and just yesterday (Wednesday) held the closing rally in an elaborate and colourful ceremony at Ondo West Local Government where thousands of supporters joined Jegede to receive the PDP national officers from Abuja led by the National Chairman Uche Secondus, several PDP governors and former governors led by the Chairman of PDP Governor’s Forum, His Excellency Aminu Tambuwal in the presence of a long list of party chieftains and stalwarts from all over Nigeria.”
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