NewsOne Nigeria reports Eyitayo Jegede, a former Commissioner for Justice and Attorney-General of Ondo state, has clinched the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the October 10 Ondo 2020 election.
Jegede scored 888 votes to defeat Agboola Ajayi, the Ondo Deputy Governor, who polled 657 votes.
A former south-west chairman of the party, Eddy Olafeso, came a distant third with 175 votes.
Another aspirant, Bode Ayorinde, secured 95 votes while Banji Okunomo, polled 90 votes and Boluwaji Kunlere, 33 votes; Olusola Ebiseni, 29 votes and Godday Erewa got 14 votes.
The Ondo PDP Primary election took place at The Dome in Akure, the state capital.
Jegede, who was the candidate of the PDP in the 2016 governorship election will face the incumbent governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, who clinched the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday. He had defeated Jegede in 2016.
Full Ondo PDP Primary Results ahead of Ondo 2020
Eyitayo Jegede scored 888 votes
Agboola Ajayi, the Ondo Deputy Governor polled 657 votes
Eddy Olafeso scored 175 votes
Bode Ayorinde secured 95 votes
Banji Okunomo polled 90 votes
Boluwaji Kunlere polled 33 votes
Olusola Ebiseni scored 29 votes
Godday Erewa got 14 votes