Atiku congratulates Jegede on winning Ondo PDP primary

SAN Eyitayo Jegede, PDP’s aspirant for the 2020 Ondo gubernatorial election

By Nimot Adetola Sulaimon

Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar on Thursday, congratulated Eyitayo Jegede (SAN) on his victory at the just-concluded Ondo PDP primary.

Jegede, who was the party’s flag-bearer for the 2016 gubernatorial election in the state, beat other aspirants on Wednesday.

He polled 888 votes where 2111 delegates participated.

Atiku wrote on his official Twitter page; ”Congratulations @TayoJegedeSAN, on your emergence as the candidate of the PDP for the Ondo state governorship election coming up in October”.

”Now that a candidate has emerged in the keenly contested primary, it is time for Eyitayo to work in concert with our great party PDP, to forge a united front to win the election” he continued.

Jegede will now face the incumbent governor, Rotimi Akeredolu who had on Monday emerged as All Progressives Congress candidate.