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Ajayi accepts defeat to Jegede, reveals why he lost



The Ondo state Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi, has accepted his defeat to Eyitayo Jegede during the governorship primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Jegede was crowned the winner of the election conducted by the party on Wednesday, after defeating Ajayi and seven aspirants.

However, while accepting defeat, Ajayi noted that he fought against many forces.

In a statement by Allen Sowore, his media adviser, Ajayi said:

“Following the outcome of the Primary election of our party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), held on 22nd July 2020, where Eyitayo Jegede, SAN, was elected winner, we wish to thank the good people of Ondo State for standing with us in the struggle to liberate our state.

“The people have spoken, and we accept the outcome in good faith, knowing fully well that it was a race against different forces.

“We remain undaunted and resolute about our commitment to a people-oriented government against personalised democracy.

“We wish the good people of Ondo State and the winner the best as we March on. For us, life goes on.”

Jegede defeated Ajayi in a keenly contested election with a total vote of 888 to Ajayi’s 657 votes.

Yusuf Luka, is a journalist by profession, He is a graduate of Bingham University. Outside of work, He enjoys hiking with friends, Reading books, and Watching movies. Let's connect on social media.