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PDP Says Eyitayo Jegede Is Not Qualified To Be Governor

In a rather shocking analysis, one that would further rock the already troubled PDP, there are claims that PDP candidate, Eyitayo jegede, is not qualified to be elected as Ondo state governor. 

The factional chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State, Prince Biyi Poroye has said that the party’s candidate, Eyitayo Jegede (SAN) is not a card-carrying member of the party.

He insisted that he was not qualified to occupy any elective position on the platform of the PDP. Poroye said he continued to wonder about a statement credited to Jegede that his rival, Jimoh Ibrahim is not a member of the party, stressing that it is like  a thief accusing the rightful owner of a property.

The chairman in a statement signed by the PDP’s Director of Media/Publicity in the State, Yemi Akintomide said Jegede was not qualified to contest the governorship poll having not met requirements of the constitution of PDP which made it mandatory for a member to attain  two years membership status before vying for any election.
The statement reads:
The truth of the matter is that Jegede joined our party in November 2014 alongside his boss, governor Mimiko when he abandoned his Labour Party (LP) platform which he used to win the 2007 election and second term in 2012.

Even at that, Jegede only came into the new party as a technocrat working with the governor as Commissioner for Justice and Attorney-General and not as a card-carrying member of any political party, not even LP.
And if by now, he likes to join PDP as a member and wants to contest any election, he will apply for a waiver to the state chapter through his ward chairman, then, I as the state chairman reserve the right to grant the waiver or reject it.
You now wonder how can that person now turn around to say an outstanding leader and promoter of the party in the state, Ibrahim is not a member; somebody who single-handedly brought 22  Toyota buses for the party and gave each of the 18 local government areas N10 million to run the party offices in the council areas.

Even the governor himself is yet to beat this record in the history of running the affair of a political party in this state.



 


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