The Oasis Reporters
August 17, 2020
Speculations are rife on the streets of Akure, Ondo State’s capital city that the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State, Mr Eyitayo Jegede (SAN) may pick his running mate within the next 48 hours ahead of the October 10, 2020 governorship election.
This is coming as the deadline for the substitution of names of governorship candidates and deputies for Ondo governorship election is Tuesday, August 18, 2020.
The name of Olumide Ogunje as Jegede’s running mate as published earlier by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) would still be replaced according to speculations by Starred NG quoting an unnamed reliable source in the PDP, ” that the name was initially presented to meet the deadline by INEC for the submission of the names of governorship candidates and their deputies since the PDP and its candidate, Eyitayo Jegede has not yet resolved on the issue of running mate”.
The three gubernatorial aspirants, Godday Erewa who scored 14 votes, Sola Ebiseni who scored 29 votes, and Banji Okunomo who scored 90 all from Ilaje Local Government in the just concluded primaries and two other old members of the party, John Mafo and Tunde Akindehin are being mentioned, speculating that one of the aforementioned gentlemen may be the choice pick.
But the biggest question would be, what each of the aspirants would be bringing to the table.
Virtues like experience in the political field, popularity acceptability, financial strength, structures within the party as well as the ability to add value to the flag bearer in the election.
Political watchers of the emerging scenarios are busy making analyses of the events that would make the difference in the Ondo gubernatorial election in the coming hours.
Fingers are crossed.
Additional information: Starnews NG