2024: Akeredolu’s former deputy picks PDP governorship ticket

A former deputy governor in Ondo state, Hon Ajayi Agboola has won the ongoing People’s Democratic Party governorship primary election in the state.

He polled 264 votes of the 621 votes cast during the contest.

Ajayi will fly the flag of the party in the November 16 governorship election in the state.

A former member of the House of Representatives, Hon Kolade Akinjo, came second with 157 votes, while the former Scretary General of the Pan Yoruba Socio-Political Group, Afenifere, Chief Sola Ebiseni came third in the contest, with 99 votes.

Other results showed that Akinwummi Adeolu polled 64 votes, Chief Bamidele Akingboye, 24 votes, former information and orientation commissioner, John Ola Mafo scored 9 votes while a financial expert Bosun Arebuwa scored two votes.

621 delegates across the 18 council areas of the state, elected Ajayi during the contest held at the International Culture and Events Centre (The Dome), Akure.

Agboola was the former deputy governor to the late governor Rotimi Akeredolu before they parted ways following irreconcilable differences.