I‘ll still contest, win Ondo gov poll – Jegede

Few days to the governorship election in Ondo State, the factional candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the election, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede (SAN), has reassured his supporters across the state that he will contest and win the election after getting justice from the appellate court.

Jegede’s appeal is still pending at the Abuja Court of Appeal which has adjourned its sitting on the case indefinitely.

The PDP factional candidate is challenging the judgment of the High Court which ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to replace his name with that of Jimoh Ibrahim as the candidate of the PDP for the November 26 governorship poll.

He (Jegede) belongs to the Ahmed Makarfi’s faction while Ibrahim is from the Ali Modu Sheriff’s faction of the PDP in the state.

Addressing his supporters in Akure, the state capital after returning from Abuja on Saturday, the immediate former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Ondo State said they should not despair but continue with their house-to-house campaign effort aimed at ensuring that the PDP emerges victorious in the forthcoming governorship election.

He said, “ Mark my words, we will contest and win this election. Let me tell you, this is not about Eyitayo Jegede alone, it is about the people of Ondo State, this is about good governance in our state, this is about continuation and improvement on the good things we have been  enjoying in our state.

“I’m in this business to reclaim my mandate and I’m serious about it.”

The legal luminary however refuted the insinuation that most of his supporters had moved to the opposition parties because they doubted his chances of getting justice from the appeal cour

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