Ondo PDP primaries: Ajayi, Jegede in tight race as sorting begins

Voting by delegates at the ongoing governorship primaries of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has ended.

Following the identification of agents of the eight aspirants by the Governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwanyi who is the Chairman of the Primary Election Committee, the sorting of ballots have commenced.

The eight aspirants in the contest are the Deputy Governor of Ondo, Agboola Ajayi who recently defected from the ruling APC to PDP, A former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Eyitayo Jegede, Dr Bode Ayorinde, Prince Godday Erewa, Dr Eddy Olafeso, Mr Banji Okunomo, Sola Ebiseeni and Senator Boluwaji Kunlere.

Meanwhile, with the sorting ongoing, the race as to who will clinch the ticket is currently tight as Ajayi and Jegede seem to have most votes among other aspirants.

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Voting by the 2111 delegates from the 18 local government areas of the states ended around 8:00 pm as the exercise began around 4:00 pm with some aspirants absents during the process.

Ajayi and Jegede who are the top two aspirants command large support base of PDP members across the three senatorial district of the state.

Whoever emerges the winner in today’s primaries will be confronting Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu who emerged the winner of the APC primaries on Monday as well as other candidates of other parties.

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