With a few days to the gubernatorial election in the state, eleven political parties have in an unexpected move declared support for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Eyitayo Jegede.
The parties are Accord Party, Social Democratic Party, African Democratic Party, Action Alliance, African Action Congress, and All Peoples Grand Alliance.
Others are New Nigeria Peoples Party, National Redemption Movement, All Progressives Movement, All Peoples Party, and Young Peoples Party.
According to Chairmen of the concerned political parties who converged on PDP secretariat in Akure to jointly sign a statement for their action, Mr Dele Ogunbameru, the SDP’s state Chairman, said they were determined to ensure that the ruling All Progressives Congress was defeated at the election.
“The political parties participating in Ondo 2020 governorship election in Ondo State have resolved to support the PDP candidate, Eyitayo Jegede, for the poll. We are committed to good governance in Ondo State, which we believe can only be offered by the PDP at this present austere period. There is no gainsaying that the present political leadership in Ondo State can best be described as nothing but a calamity in the face of things. This collaboration is an organised effort to save Ondo State from the political quagmire and the undesirable socioeconomic predicament of our people.
The political party leaders, therefore, resolved to work as a team in tandem with the PDP’s well-captured manifesto for the welfare of the good people of Ondo State.”
Chairman PDP Ondo State, Mr Fatai Adams, commended the chairmen for their decision to join the winning train, urging them to go back to their respective areas to work the PDP.
“Your support is all we need to take Ondo State to the level”.