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Tumultuous welcome for Jegede as he visits Deji of Akure

In preparation for the November 26 governorship election in Ondo State, the Deji and Paramount Ruler of Akure Kingdom, Oba Ogunlade Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi, has once again restated his commitment to support an Akure man as the next governor of the state.

The monarch stated this while welcoming Mr Eyitayo Jegede, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate into his palace.

Jegede emerged as the gubernatorial candidate of the PDP for the November 26 gubernatorial election after defeating Honourable Saka Lawal at the primaries held at the International Event Centre, Dome, Akure.

Jegede was ushered into the ancient palace of Deji amidst drumming, cheers and wild jubilation by his teeming supporters, including non-indigenes resident in the state, at about 2:35 p.m.

While speaking, Jegede thanked Oba Aladetoyinbo for his support and fatherly role.

“I was here at about two weeks ago after my resignation as the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice to inform your majesty of my intention to contest the governorship primaries of our great party, the PDP.

“I remember telling your majesty that I am in the race to win and not just to add to the number. I am happy to inform you and the good people of Akure Kingdom who are here that I have successfully crossed the first hurdle having emerged as the candidate of my party. I am here again to seek your royal blessings and support of the Akure people even as we prepare for the general election,” he said.