Ondo 2016: Jegede will defeat APC candidate, says PDP chief


A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State, Mr Larry Ogunmusire, has said that the party would win the November 26 governorship election.
Ogunmusire, who is the Chairman of Okitipupa Local Government Area, said this on Friday in Okitipupa.
He said that PDP was the most popular and masses-oriented party in the state.
He added that the emergence of former Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in the state, Mr Eyitayo Jegede (SAN), as PDP’s governorship candidate for the election was a testimony that the party would win.
Jegede polled 760 votes to defeat his opponent, Mr Saka Lawal, who got 22 votes at the primary election, held on Monday in Akure.
Ogunmusire said that the PDP was also banking on Governor Olusegun Mimiko’s good performance to ride to victory.
He said Jegede would defeat any candidate presented by the All Progressives Congress (APC),
“The current administration has performed beyond expectation with masses-oriented programmes, which will pave the way for the party’s victory at the forthcoming governorship election.

“We also have the best candidate in person of Jegede, who has worked for the state and indeed accepted by the masses; so, I am bold to tell you that continuity is the game,” Ogunmusire said.

He urged the electorate to vote for Jegede at elections “for more dividends of democracy’’.


  1. Because the face-off between Senator Florence Ita-Giwa and the
    Cross River State Authorities deepens, the later has withdrawn the official
    Toyota Prado Jeep connected to her. This was
    contained in a letter dated June 9 addressed to her in her capability as
    Chairman of the Board of Bakassi Deep Seaport.

    The withdrawal may not be unconnected together with her
    current decamping to the All Progressive Congress (APC) and whistle-blowing on the alleged
    diversion of relief supplies meant for Bakassi Internally Displaced Individuals (IDPs) at Atai
    Ema, mentioned to have been grabbed by prime authorities and Peoples Democratic
    Social gathering (PDP) officials within the state.

    The letter, captioned, ‘Request for Return of Automobile,’ from the state authorities mentioned:
    “With compliments and finest needs from the workplace of the Governor, I most respectfully request you to please return the black Toyota Land Cruiser Jeep formally allotted to you by this workplace on September 6, 2016,”

    The letter signed by the Director of Administration, Mr.
    David Edem, added: “The car, with chassis quantity JTEBX9FJXCK233671, is required to spice up our depleted fleet and deepen our service supply duties.

    “Any inconvenience attributable to this request is regretted, whereas thanking you in your understanding, at the same time as your immediate response to this discover is anticipated.
    “Please, settle for the assurances our deepest respect, consideration and esteemed regards.”

    In her absence, the car was on June 15 retrieved by the Transport Officer within the
    Governor’s Workplace, Mr. Bisong Agbe, who acknowledged receipt, stating: “I acquired, with thanks, one Toyota Prado Jeep returned by Ita-Giwa. Automobile is in good working situation.”

    However the previous senator condemned the way in which and
    method the car was retrieved, saying the governor of
    their non-public dialogue, had verbally accepted that she
    will keep the car, just for some individuals to storm her home
    on June 15, similar day some authorities officials have been in Ata Ema making
    an attempt to defend government’s place relating to the diverted relief supplies
    and at the identical time denouncing her as a Bakassi chief.

    Ita-Giwa, who claimed no letter was written to her, stated:
    “No matter the try and intimidate me, I can’t quit on that battle. I’ve been on the battle for Bakassi for about 28 years and now on this wrestle, I can’t quit.


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