HomeBreaking News#BREAKING: Battle for Candidacy: Ondo PDP Governorship Primary Features 7 Contenders

#BREAKING: Battle for Candidacy: Ondo PDP Governorship Primary Features 7 Contenders

Headlinenews.news reports that today, Thursday, the Ondo Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party is set to conduct its governorship primary in preparation for the upcoming November 16 governorship election in the state. Seven gubernatorial aspirants within the party will vie for the votes of the 627 delegates to secure the party’s gubernatorial ticket.

These aspirants include a former deputy governor of the state, Agboola Ajayi, as well as former Secretary General of the pan-Yoruba socio-political association, Chief Olusola Ebiseni. Additionally, former member of the House of Representatives, Kolade Akinjo, former Commissioner for Information, John Mafo, and Adeolu Akinwumi, Bamidele Akingboye, and Bosun Arebuwa are also in the race.

In a statement released on Wednesday, the Ondo PDP Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kennedy Peretei, announced that a seven-member committee would oversee the primary. This committee is chaired by Bayelsa State Deputy Governor, Mr. Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo. Peretei’s statement declared, “The Ondo State Peoples Democratic Party governorship primary election, scheduled for Thursday, 25th April 2024, will be conducted by a seven-man Primary Election Committee, headed by Bayelsa State Deputy Governor, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo.”

He added, “Senator Sam Egwu Screening Committee cleared seven aspirants to participate in the primary election.” The primary will take place at the International Culture and Events Centre (The Dome), Akure. A total of 627 delegates from the 18 Local Government Areas of the State are expected to choose the party’s standard bearer for the November 16, 2024 Governorship election. Accreditation of delegates will begin at 10 am, and individuals who are not delegates or have no business at the venue are advised to maintain a reasonable distance from the arena.


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