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Eyitayo Jegede Drops Ondo Governorship Ambition


March 24, (THEWILL)- The number of governorship aspirants in Ondo State shrinks further as another prominent aspirant has dropped his ambition. A two-time governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Eyitayo Jegede, has declared that he will not be part of the primary election of the party scheduled for next month.

This latest development is coming after the only female aspirant in the state, Oladunni Odu, jettisoned her ambition to become the first female governor in the state to support businessman, Senator Jimoh Ibrahim of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Jegede, who was the candidate of the PDP in 2016 and 2020, lost to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on both occasions. He hinges his decision to drop out of the race because he wants to respect the decision of the party leadership to zone the ticket to Ondo South. Ironically, the constitution of his party is silent on zoning. He therefore told his supporters to remain and work for the progress of the party in future elections.

A lawyer, Jegede was appointed Notary Public by the Chief Justice of Nigeria and in the space of less than 10 years, he was elevated to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria. He was heading his law firm, Tayo Jegede and Co, in Abuja and Yola before he took up an appointment as the Hon. Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice from where he joined active politics.

A former Chancellor of Anglican Communion of Jalingo, Taraba State, he was once the Chancellor of Anglican Dioceses of Yola and a member of Implementation Committee of American University, Yola, Adamawa State, as well as a member, Chairman Board of Governors, ABTI Academy International School and member, Board of Trustees, Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin, Ondo-State.

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