Ondo Election: Jegede Declares Interest, Says God Asked Him To Contest

Senior Advocate of Nigeria and Ondo state governorship hopeful in 2016, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede has on Tuesday declared his intention to contest again for the exalted position in 2020.

Jegede who was speaking in a meeting with the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leaders in Akure, said he had consulted God and He had given him the go-ahead to contest the next election.

He said, “I am here to thank you for the support you gave me during the 2016 governorship election. I see myself as somebody who is ready to serve. I contested the last election and we knew the result, the following day we went to church to thank God for how far He had helped us. Now, I consulted God Almighty again, I asked if I should go forward on this project, He answered me that I should go ahead.

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“I am asking you whether to go ahead or not? This is not the time for the campaign. We will surely come back when the time comes. I seek your support for our great party, the Peoples Democratic Party, and appreciate you for all your efforts both during the 2016 governorship election and the last general elections.”

He also solicited the support of the party leaders in his fresh attempt to contest the governorship position, come 2020.

Jegede lost to the incumbent governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, of the All Progressives Congress in the November 20, 2016 governorship election.

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