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There are indications that the Ondo State Deputy Governor, Mr Agboola Ajayi, has concluded plans to dump the Peoples Democratic Party to join the Zenith Labour Party to contest the governorship election in October 2020.

The deputy governor lost the PDP primary to Eyitayo Jegede last Wednesday.

Ajayi was said to have held meetings with leaders of the ZLP, as well as the National Leader of the party, who is also a former governor of the state, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, to work out the details.

A close associate of the deputy governor, who spoke on condition of anonymity, on Wednesday, said, “Ajayi has settled for the ZLP to run against Governor Rotimi Akeredolu and the PDP’s candidate, Eyitayo Jegede.”

When contacted, the Chief Press Secretary to the deputy governor, Mr Tope Okeowo, said he was not aware of the development.

Punch

By Roving

One thought on “Ondo 2020: Deputy governor to contest Guber Poll under ZLP”
  1. It is now very clear to me that Ondo State Deputy Governor,His Excellency Agboola Ajayi is now pushing his ambition too far. How does he think he can out smart his boss Chief Olurotimi Akeredolu to become the Governor just like that?

    Having taken second position in Ondo PDP Governorship Primaries i thought he would have worked his way to the heart of Chief Eyitayo Jegede who defeated him 888 votes to 657 votes to clinch the PDP ticket for soft landing to become his running mate in the October Governorship election but he failed to toe and reason along this line.

    He has concluded plans to dump PDP for ZLP,a relatively unknown political party owned by Dr Olusegun Mimiko. He has lost it completely. What makes him think he can defeat Akeredolu and Jegede in the main election? I am laughing at Molete.

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