Ondo 2020: I am contesting to win ― Jegede

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2016 governorship election, Eyitayo Jegede, has said he is on familiar terrain and contesting the 2020 governorship election to win this time.

Jegede who stated this while addressing party leaders across the 18 local government areas in the state said: “I am now an experienced sailor. If I am not ready, I will not say I am ready. We’ve gone through training and we now understand the game. Over and above all, God has said go ahead, I am with you.”

The former Commissioner for Justice said God has empowered him beyond his level in 2016 to embark on the contest and win this time and said: “We are going to win because God has helped us to put this party together since 2016 when we lost the election.”

Jegede said the party has been reorganised to win back the state, noting the people of the state have seen the party a better platform to rescue the state from its present condition.

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“But we must recognise those who worked to put this party together since 2016 and ensured that the house never collapsed.”

Jegede said, “This one we are embarking on is God’s own project and we are going to succeed. God has empowered us and we have worked for this party both at the national level and the state.

“I am not in the race because I want to be a candidate. We are beyond that. I want to be a Governor and I am prepared for the task ahead. We are talking about competence here not any sentiments.

Jegede, however, appealed to leaders of the party to work assiduously towards his emergence as the candidate of the party in the forthcoming primary election.

“Majority of our people are at the local government, ward and unit levels. Go back home and preach the good news to them.

“All of us here are leaders and most of us are delegates. It is our duty to spread this because there is a bridge we have to cross before we get to the main contest.”


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