The Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State will hold its gubernatorial primary election today.
The primary election will hold in Akure today and the party’s flagbearer will emerge ahead of the October governorship election in Ondo State.
The party has adopted indirect mode.
In 2016, the party was embroiled in legal intra-party conflict over governorship candidate, as two factions laid claims to the ticket. The Ahmed Makarfi group in the state led by the then Governor Olusegun Mimiko produced Eyitayo Jegede as its candidate, while the Ali Modu-Sheriff camp, chaired Biyi Poroye, elected businessman Ibrahim Jimoh as its own candidate.
This time around, there is no sign of division that could lead to the emergence of two candidates. Its Chairman, Chief Clement Faboyede, said the party has worked hard to put its house in order across the 18 local government areas and promised that the party will conduct a transparent and hitch-free primary.
The aspirants jostling for the party’s ticket with Jegede are the Deputy Governor Agboola Ajayi, Eddy Olafeso, Banji Okunomo, Goddey Erewa, Olusola Ebiseni, Dr Bode Ayorinde and Senator Boluwaji Kunlere. Most of the aspirants are from the Ondo South Senatorial District. Bamidele Akingboye was disqualified.