Ahead of the 2020 Ondo governorship election, Eyitayo Jegede, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has visited former president Olusegun Obasanjo to solicit his support.
Jegede, former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in the state, disclosed this in a Twitter post on Saturday.
The PDP candidate said he wants to get the blessings of elders and other prominent persons across the South-West geopolitical zone ahead of the election.
“Seeking support of the elders, the next 63 days will no doubt be decisive, we will succeed. God our help!” Jegede captioned a photo of himself with the Hilltop man and one other person.
Jegede had defeated other contestants in the PDP governorship primary in July, having polled 888 votes. The deputy governor of the state, Agboola Ajayi, polled 657 votes; and the PDP National Vice Chairman, Eddy Olafeso, came third with 175 votes.
The election was keenly contested among the eight aspirants, and no fewer than 2,122, delegates from the
Jegede would face Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, who is seeking reelection on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the election scheduled for 10 October.