The Gang up that truncated Ondo Deputy Governor ambition
More revaluations have continued to come to the fore why Ondo State Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi did not win the Peoples Democratic Party held on Wednesday at the International Culture and Events Centre (The Dome), Akure.
Ajayi polled 657 votes to come second behind Eyitayo Jegede who scored 888 votes
Thenewstrack.com gathered that the defeat of Mr. Ajayi was a palace coup
He joined the PDP 30 days before the primary election, a position many political pundits described as too short.
It was gathered that many of the party executives threw their weight behind Jegede while some national executive of the PDP backed Ajayi.
The support given to Jegede by Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde also assisted him to carry the day.
Mr. Makinde was also said to have backed Jegede with cash and kind.
While the Deputy Governor was the major financier of the project, Jegede’s ambition was backed by people from Nigeria and outside the shores of the country.
The support of Atiku Abubakar and some chieftains can’t be ignored.
The gang up against the Deputy Governor in his senatorial district was also responsible for his failure.
The addition of the votes scored by aspirants from his senatorial district is a pointer to this fact.
The aspirants did not step down for him to checkmate his influence.