By Taiwo Okanlawon
The People’s Democratic Party is conducting a primary election today to elect the standard-bearer for the October governorship election in Ondo State in October 2020, P.M News reports.
The winner will be facing the incumbent governor, Rotimi Akeredolu who had on Monday emerged as All Progressives Congress candidate.
The party’s primary election will be contested by the state Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi, and 7 other aspirants.
They are Eyitayo Jegede, Boluwaji Kunlere, Eddy Olafeso, Ben Okunomo, Bode Ayorinde, Godday Erewa and Sola Ebiseeni.
The International Event Centre, Dome Akure, there are security personels fully armed with some party members but the election is yet to commence
Ayorinde, popularly known as ‘Achiever’ while addressing journalists at the venue expressed his confidence in the party’s primary committee and his victory in the poll.
Ayorinde stressed that the primary process should be free and fair, advising the delegates to remain calm and vote for the candidate of their choice.
At 1:30 pm, the chairman of the primary election committee, the governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi arrived the venue of the primary.
At 2:25 pm, accreditation and voting commenced. The delegates who moved into the venue were asked to cast their votes and leave the venue immediately in order to avoid overcrowding.
At 7:35 pm, voting ended after all delegates from the 18 local governments have participated in the process. Sorting and counting will now follow.