Governors of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, have arrived in Ondo State to support Eyitayo Jegede ahead of the governorship election in the state.
The governors will be participating in the PDP candidate’s campaign grand finale rally which will hold in Akure.
Jegede will be contesting against the incumbent, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
His deputy, Agboola Ajayi, is also contesting in the October 10 election on the platform of Zenith Labour Party, ZLP.
Part of those expected to be in Jegede’s entourage during the campaign rally is Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State.
Recallt that Wike had said that he may be forced to be directly involved in the coming Ondo State governorship election.
He said this in reaction to a statement credited to Donald Ojogo, the Commissioner for Information and Orientation in Ondo State, and aide to the state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu.
Ojogo had said that Wike’s “attempt to play the role of a godfather” in Ondo will be resisted by the people of the state.
“Wike’s imperialistic approach was most unfortunate and unbecoming,” he said.
In reaction, Wike said, “First of all, I don’t want to believe that Akeredolu can make such a statement. He does not have what it takes to make such a statement. Godfather of what and for who? We are the ones fighting against godfatherism.
“The question is that, have you (Akeredolu) done well for your people and my party is saying no, you have not done well and I believe so. Therefore, I am saying that Ondo people should protect their votes. They should repeat what happened in Edo.
“I still want to doubt that Akeredolu said that against me. And I am going to go and look for that Newspaper and read to be sure he did not say that.
“I want to see that he Akeredolu declared Wike persona non grata. He knows he can’t try that. If he tries it, then he is going to get into trouble. If they are not careful, I will be in Ondo,” Wike warns.
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