The Peoples Democratic Party’s governorship candidate in Ondo State, Eyitayo Jegede, has warned individuals planning to rig the governorship election in the state.
Jegede while speaking a radio programme on a private radio station, Crest FM, Akure, noted that the people of Ondo State will resist such people.
According to him, a recent revelation by the former secretary to the Ondo State Government, Ifedayo Abegunde, that Jegede was robbed of victory by the All Progressives Congress (APC) power brokers, and that Governor Rotimi Akeredolu did not win in that election, was instructive.
Recall that Abegunde dumped the party shortly after the Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi, defected to the APC to contest for the governorship ticket.
Jegede who noted that such will not be allowed in 2020 said, “Ondo is not a conquered people or territory; so if you are coming to the state to rig, stop at the boundary.”
“This is because our people have learned from that experience and are now on their toes, to resist any attempt by anybody to subvert their will.
“I have known Abegunde for a long time and I know he was saying the truth when he said Akeredolu did not win the 2016 election; that it was rigged for him.”
The National Chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus has also noted that the governorship candidate of the party in Ondo State will be given a free hand to pick his running mate.
Secondus said running with Ajayi could be an advantage because of the support he (Ajayi) enjoys.
“We will actually look at the possibility of Jegede running with Ajayi. However, you know the two camps must agree to work together. That is the most important thing. Members of the party in the state will also decide as well,” he said.