By Ikechukwu Okaforadi
Ahead of the October 10 governorship election in Ondo State which is about five days from now, 10 out of the participating 17 political parties have withdrawn from the governorship race and declared support for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Eyitayo Jegede.
The 10 political parties which disclosed this on Monday are: Accord Party, Action Alliance, Action Democratic Party, APGA, and AAC, APM, APP, NNPP, NRM, and SDP.
Speaking on behalf of the political parties at the PDP secretariat in Akure, the Ondo State capital, the Chairman of Social Democratic Party, Prince Oladele Ogunbameru said the decision was made at a meeting held on October 4, 2020 with the party leaders and chieftains of the PDP.
According to the SDP Chairman, the move was borne out of their commitment to good governance in the state, which they believe can only be offered by the PDP.
Reacting to the development, the State chairman of the PDP, Fatai Adams said the support from the 10 political parties indicated acceptability of Jegede which shows that the party will emerge victorious at the poll.