Ondo: ZLP Adopts Deputy Governor As Guber Candidate

Ondo: ZLP Adopts Deputy Governor As Guber Candidate

The Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) has named Ondo State Deputy Governor, Mr. Agboola Ajayi, as its governorship candidate ahead of the October 10 governorship election in the state.

The adoption of Agboola Ajayi was confirmed on Sunday by the ZLP’s Publicity Secretary, Olatunde Felix.

He said: “Barring last-minute changes, Mr Ajayi would run as the party’s candidate on October 20.

“The party was fine-tuning the details of Mr Ajayi’s adoption and the substitution of the earlier candidate, Rotimi Benjamin, who was picked at the party primaries and whose name has been submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission.

“The deal is almost concluded. He (Mr Ajayi) will be coming into the party as our governorship candidate for the October 10, 2020 governorship election. “As soon as the process is concluded we will come out with a communiqué, as we are still dotting the I’s and crossing the t’s.

“The party’s decision is supreme, and we are a disciplined party and we are sure that the development will come to fruition.”

Ajayi had last week met with the national leader of ZLP who is the immediate past governor of the state Dr Olusegun Mimiko and other party stalwarts in Abuja to perfect his defection plan.

The Deputy governor lost the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to Eyitayo Jegede.

He had resigned his membership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) following a disagreement with governor Rotimi Akeredolu.

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