Jegede steps up campaign as supporters want election postponed



Eyitayo Jegede, the authentic candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the Ondo State governorship election has step up his election campaigns to beat Friday night deadline.

Jegede arrived Ondo amid cheers from supporters. A NAN correspondent who went round Okitipupa on Thursday observed that Jegede’s campaign train was in the town and its environs. The campaign team sang his praises and distributed fliers to electorate.  Meanwhile some supporters of the candidate are calling for postponement of the election to give the PDP candidate an adequate time for campaign. The supporters, who described the judiciary as the last hope of the common man, said that INEC should give Jegede adequate time for campaign to make the judgment more beneficial.


Mr Ayodele Fasakin, the Jegede Faction Campaign Director in Okitipupa, told NAN that the team had a short time to campaign.

“INEC should postpone this election; we don’t have enough time for campaign because the election is two days away. I am optimistic that Jegede will win the election; it is glaring,” he said.


One of the supporters, Mr Ayinde Ikudaisi, said that he was satisfied with the judgment, and urged INEC to give Jegede more time to `sell’ himself to members of the electorate. “The judgment is victory for us. The court has proven to be the last hope of a common man,” Ikudaisi said.

Another supporter, Mrs Yemi Akinwale, also said that she was delighted at the development, adding that adequate time for Jegede’s campaign would give him wider chance of winning.


NAN reports that INEC had said that it would not postpone the governorship election because of internal crisis in a party.


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