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Akeredolu Wasn’t A Threat To Me In 2016, I’m Unbothered About Agboola Ajayi – Jegede

Eyitayo Jegede

Eyitayo Jegede

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2016 governorship election, Eyitayo Jegede has come out to say that defected deputy governor, Hon Agboola Ajayi is not a threat to him winning the party’s ticket.

He recently revealed that he is not bothered by Hon Agboola Ajayi’s defection to the party.

According to her, Ajayi’s interest in the governorship race is not his business because he contested against his boss, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu in 2016 and came second.

He added that if Akeredolu was not a threat to him 4 years ago, his deputy cannot be a threat this year.

His words, “The interest of Ajayi in the governorship race does not affect him by any means.

”l contested against his boss, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu in 2016 and I came second.

“I and his boss are those who contested in 2016. If Akeredolu was not a threat to me in 2016, his deputy cannot be a threat to me or my ambition in 2020

”So the deputy governor who recently joined our party a few weeks ago cannot pose any challenge to me or my ambition.”

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Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, SAN, or Rotimi Akeredolu, (born 21 July 1956) is a Nigerian politician and lawyer who is also the Governor of Ondo State, Nigeria and also a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) who became president of the Nigerian Bar Association in 2008.

Akeredolu was also a Managing Partner at the Law Firm of Olujinmi & Akeredolu, a Law Firm he co-founded with Chief Akin Olujinmi, a former Attorney General and Minister for Justice in Nigeria.

Akeredolu was born on 21 July 1956 in Owo to Reverend J. Ola Akeredolu of the Akeredolu family and Lady Evangelist Grace B. Akeredolu of Aderoyiju family of Igbotu, Ese Odo, in Ondo State. Akeredolu started his primary education at Government School, Owo. He proceeded to Aquinas College, Akure, Loyola College, Ibadan and Comprehensive High School, Ayetoro, for his secondary school education and Higher School Certificate, respectively.

His middle name “Odunayo” means “Year of happiness” in Yoruba He went on to the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) to study Law, graduating in 1977. He was called to the Nigerian Bar 1978.

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