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Ondo Election: PDP’s Jegede Set to Defeat Akeredolu- PDP

…As Facts Emerge on Why Gov. Akeredolu Endorsed PDP Candidate

The PDP National Campaign Council For Ondo Governorship election has
revealed that with all critical indices, the PDP candidate, Eyitayo
Jegede SAN, will defeat his APC counterpart, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu
on Saturday.

The Chairman of the PDP Campaign’s Publicity Sub-Committee, Kola
Ologbondiyan, in an interview on AIT programme, Kakaki, on Thursday
morning, revealed that Governor Akeredolu’s poor governance as well as
anti-people policies of denying the people of their rights to health,
education and economic benefits, have irredeemably pitched him against
voters.

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This is coming on the heels of Governor Akeredolu’s open declaration
that the PDP candidate, Eyitayo Jegede, is fit, capable and trusted hand
to manage the affairs of the state as  governor.

Akeredolu, in a recent interview on Arise TV agreed that Eyitayo Jegede
is a competent hand to lead the state. In endorsing Jegede, Governor
Akeredolu, described the PDP candidate as “worthy of the office”; a
statement that conveys Governor Akeredolu’s readiness to concede defeat
after being voted out on Saturday.

However, appearing on Kakaki, Ologbondiyan stressed that the
overwhelming demography of voters, have rejected Akeredolu’s
self-serving administration for its wicked policies including the
increase in school fees by over 100 percent and stopping of the “Mother
and Child” health program, established by previous administration to
bring succor to the poor, even in the face of prevailing harsh economic
situation in the country.

This is in addition to the entrenching of a corrupt system through which
resources meant for the ordinary citizens are allegedly being frittered
by his cronies and relations, the latest being the failure of the
administration to account for the COVID-19 intervention fund released to
the state.

According to Ologbondiyan, “Governor Akeredolu went against the heart of
the expectation and values of the Ondo people. Education, welfarism for
the poor, particularly their health and economic empowerment are at the
core expectation of the people but Governor Akeredolu’s administration
went against all of them.”

Ologbondiyan recalled that the low fee education system as well as the
mother and child program were part of the welfarist policies of the past
administration in which Eyitayo Jegede served as the Attorney General.
He said the PDP candidate is set to restore all welfarist programs in
addition to entrenching other people-oriented policies in an
all-inclusive government, immediately he is elected into office as
governor.

The PDP campaign stressed that the Eyitayo Jegede’s practical and
people-driven manifesto had led the majority of Ondo people to reach a
consensus to vote him in as their new governor.

The campaign therefore urged President Muhammadu Buhari not to succumb
to pressure by the APC to interfere in the election but ensure a
reinforcement of his stance of non-interference in elections, as
witnessed in the Edo governorship election, which brought him applause
across board.

He also urged INEC and security agencies to respect the wish of the
people by ensuring the sanctity of the ballot box in addition to
transmitting of results directly from the polling unit.

Signed:

Hon. Golu Timothy
Secretary,
Publicity Sub-Committee

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