Mr Agboola Ajayi, Deputy Governor of Ondo State has explained the reason for his loss at the governorship primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state on Wednesday.
This newspaper reports that Mr Agboola polled 657 votes to come second behind the former Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in Ondo State, Mr Eyitayo Jegede, in a keenly contested election.
But in a statement on Wednesday night by his Media Aide, Allen Sowore, the deputy governor said that he contested against many forces in the election which resulted in his loss in the exercise.
Speaking further, Ajayi noted he has accepted defeat in good faith and promised to work with the party’s flagbearer to ensure the PDP wins the governorship election in October.
He said: “Following the outcome of the Primary election of our party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), held on 22nd July 2020, where Eyitayo Jegede, SAN, was elected winner, we wish to thank the good people of Ondo State for standing with us in the struggle to liberate our State.
”The people have spoken, and we accept the outcome in good faith, knowing fully well that it was a race against different forces.
“We remain undaunted and resolute about our commitment to a people-oriented government against personalised democracy.
“We wish the good people of Ondo State and the winner the best as we March on. For us, life goes on.”