Following a call that he should pick the deputy governor of Ondo State, Hon. Agboola Ajayi as his running mate, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede, SAN, has declared that he can’t categorically say who will be his running mate ahead of the October 10 governorship election.
Speaking on a special programme on Crest 87.7 FM in Akure today, Jegede said the choice of who will be his deputy governorship candidate would be determined by all the stakeholders including the PDP leaders, adding that such decision would be made after effective consultations.
After the fallout of the PDP primaries, a group, Ondo State Southern Senatorial Patriotic Movement (OSSSPM) had appealed to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede to pick the deputy governor of the State, Hon. Agboola Ajayi as his running mate for the October 10, gubernatorial poll.
Ajayi, who defected recently from the All Progressives Congress (APC) was the first runner up in the just concluded PDP governorship primary election.
In a statement signed by the group’s coordinator, Comrade Wale Edamisan also urged the national leaders of the party to rally round the deputy governor in this trying period.However reacting, the PDP candidate who is a former state Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General, noted that the party had eminent personalities who could be picked to be his running mate.
Jegede therefore appealed to members of the PDP and the people to pray for him to choose the right person as his running mate. The Senior Advocate dismissed an insinuation that he was quarrelling with his former boss, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko.