The emergence of Eyitayo Jegede as the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) may lead to mass defection in the party as some members are making moves.
Thenewstrack.com reliably gathered that some of the party’s chieftains from Ondo South were already in talks with Governor Oluwarotimi while others including Ajayi met with former Governor Olusegun Mimiko, leader of the Zenith Labour Party.
A source in the PDP, said leaders from Ondo South felt that it is the turn of the zone to produce Governor but lost out of power play in both the APC and the PDP.
According to the source, “Our PDP leaders presently in talks with Governor Akeredolu know that the governor has four years and it therefore means power would easily come to the South in 2024.
“They are against Jegede because they cannot wait for extra eight years in case Jegede wins the election.”
Thee Senator representing Ondo South senatorial district, Senator Nicholas Tofowomo, has sacked 92 of his aides.
Senator Tofowomo had employed party members from Ondo South and placed them on salary of between N50,000 and N100,000.
But the Senator Tofowomo was angered by the way the state Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi, garnered majority of lawful votes from Ondo South.
Ondo south is regarded is considered as the stronghold where the senator has been taken care of PDP members.
In the recently conducted PDP primaries, the aspirant Senator Tofowomo supported, Banji Okunomo, got only 90 votes.