Eyitayo Jegede, the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party in Ondo State, has reached out to his supporters encouraging them to keep the faith despite the result of the just concluded governorship election.
Jegede, who made the appeal in Akure on Thursday, December 1, 2016 when he hosted his supporters from across the state, promised them of better days ahead. His running mate, John Ola Mafo and other party chieftains attended the meeting.
Among them were the party’s scribe, Banji Okunomo, the co-ordinator of the Eyitayo Volunteer Group, Olumide Ogunkua, and Debo Ologunagba.
Jegede told his supporters that although the outcome of the election was not envisaged, he was proud to have been widely accepted by the people across the state.He expressed his appreciation to all those who contributed to his efforts in the face of glaring gang-up against his candidacy.
Meanwhile, Ondo State Eminent Persons Group, OSEGP, has urged Akeredolu to constitute a team to rescue the state from bad governance.
The national president of the group, Banji Alabi, said in a statement that Akeredolu could not afford to fail because the people were expecting so much from him.
The group also lauded the out-going Governor Olusegun Mimiko for his contributions to the state.
According to Alabi: “Mimiko has paid his dues, having served the state as a former commissioner for health, secretary to the state government, a minister and two-term governor.”
He urged Akeredolu to follow the path of the late Obafemi Awolowo who developed the entire southwest, adding that he must chart a new course that would transform the state.