Eyitayo Jegede, governorship candidate of a faction of the troubled opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, believes he will eventually contest and win the November 25 governorship election in the state.
“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,” said Jegede to his supporters in Akure, Ondo.
Jegede, a senior advocate, is locked in battle with Jimoh Ibrahim, the candidate of opposing group within the PDP. Ibrahim is the authentic candidate of the PDP for the state as pronounced by Justice Okon Abang. Justice Abang’s ruling was appealed upon by Jegede and leader of his group, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, but the Ibrahim’s group, led by Ali Modu Sheriff, factional party national chairman, halted the move through a motion they sponsored in the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court is due to deliver judgement on the motion for stay of execution filed by Biyi Poroye, chairman of the splinter Ondo PDP. Poroye is challenging the constitution of a panel of three appeal court justices to hear the suit against Ibrahim’s candidacy.