The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is about now holding its governorship primary in Akure, the Ondo State. Eight candidates have been cleared for the contest.
The aspirants for the party’s ticket Eyitayo Jegede, the Deputy Governor to the incumbent Agboola Ajayi, Eddy Olafeso, Banji Okunomo, Goddey Erewa, Olusola Ebiseni, Dr Bode Ayorinde and Senator Boluwaji Kunlere. Most of them are from Ondo South Senatorial District. One contestant Bamidele Akingboye was disqualified.
Jegede was Attorney–General and Commissioner of Justice under the Segun Mimiko administration while Ajayi defected from All Progressives Congress (APC). Dr Olafeso was the immediate past National Vice Chairman of the PDP in the Southwest.
Others are Kunlere from Igbotako. He was once Secretary of the oparty in the state. Dr Ayorinde is the founder of Achievers University and a former member of the House of Representatives, while Ebiseni is a former Chairman of Ilaje, Ese-Odo Local Government Area and former Commissioner of Environment.
Okunomo young, he started his political career from the grassroots. He was a foundation member of the PDP. While Erewa is confident of winning today’s primary.