Why i didn’t pick Agboola Ajayi as my running mate- Jegede

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the October 10 governorship election in Ondo State says he did not pick Agboola Ajayi  as his running mate because his ambition was to become a governor.

He also explained that Agboola Ajayi was part of the “failure” of the Akeredolu’s administration that PDP is campaigning against.

According to him,  “Ajayi chose not to be my deputy. His ambition is to be a governor under a political party. He left the APC, came to PDP, defeated in our primary, and went to ZLP.

“I took opinions from virtually everybody. People chose who became my running mate. When a choice is made we must respect it. One should not allow his ambition to override the choice of the people.

“All the policies that we are fighting, the pains we want to end are the product of Akeredolu and his deputy. He was in our party (as a member) for just six weeks. He is a very powerful person and humble, you cannot do away with that.”

Mr. Jegede spoke on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme

The PDP candidate picked Gboluga Ikengboju as his running mate.  Ikengboju is a member of the House of Representatives, representing Okitipupa/Irele Federal Constituency.