Former Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in Ondo State, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede (SAN), has won the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) the governorship primaries of the party yesterday.
Jegede pulled 760 votes out of 840 delegates who participated and defeated another aspirant, Mr. Saka Lawal, who scored 22 votes.
The election was conducted by the Governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson who also served as Chairman of the electoral committee. He was accompanied by two senators, Meredith Chuba Okadigbo and Saabi Yau. The primary was observed by INEC officials led by the State Administrative Secretary, Kabir Omosanya.
Jegede, who promised to revamp the state’s economy, pledged to serve, unite the warring factions within the party and build bridges of friendship.