Former Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General in Ondo State, Eyitayo Jegede has emerged as the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, flag bearer in the October governorship election in the state.
He scored a total number of 760 votes to beat his only opponent in the race Mr. Saka Lawal who scored only 22 votes in the party primary held at Dome the International event centre in Akure the state capital.
The electoral committee from the national body of the party was headed by Governor Serieke Dickson of Bayelsa State alongside other four members.
The primary election that was also supervised by the officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and other political stakeholders in the state.
While commenting before and after the election, Governor Dickson charges the delegates to see the election as an affair within one family, and that should be played with open and clean mind by avoiding any crisis of sort.
The two contending aspirants in their speeches appreciate the delegates for their support and understanding, promising to cooperate together and ensure victory for the party in the coming November 26th governorship election in the state.
They assured delegates and party members that reconciliatory move at bringing back those leaders who have left back to the fold of the party would be a joint efforts.
Jegede in his victory speech declared no winner no loser at the primary election, noting that only that one candidate will emerge as the flag bearer of the party, promising to revitalise the economy of the state to better the lots of all.
Meanwhile, the Alli Modu Sheriff faction of PDP in the state has again shifted their congress slated for tomorrow till next week Tuesday, despite the court order restraining the leadership from parading himself as the national chairman of the party.