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I’d love To Be In Rotimi Akeredolu’s Shoes – Eyitayo Jegede

Eyitayo Jegede

Eyitayo Jegede

PDP candidate in the forthcoming governorship election in Ondo State, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede has come out to say that the people should vote for him and compare his output with Rotimi Akeredolu after three and half years.

He revealed this at the ongoing governorship debate recently organized by Channels TV.

According to Jegede, he was not part of the government that owed pensioners, civil servants, and the administration actually did well in general.

He added that he would really love to be in Rotimi Akeredolu’s shoes for some years so that the governor will stop making comparisons between himself and a commissioner.

His words, “I do understand Mr. Governor’s emotions. I would love to be in his shoes. I would love to be a governor so the people can compare what I will do in three and a half years to what he has done.

“This is because I do not know the basis of comparison between a commissioner (himself) and a governor (Akeredolu).

“Yes, I was part of the government. But that administration did well. The water project the governor mentioned is the brainchild of that administration.

“I would love Mr. Governor to point out specifically what he has done.”

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The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is a major contemporary political party in Nigeria. Its policies generally lie towards the centre-right of the political spectrum. It won every Presidential election between 1999 and 2011, and was until the 2015 elections, the governing party in the Fourth Republic although in some cases, amid a few controversial electoral circumstances. Currently, PDP controls 14 states out of 36 states in Nigeria.

In 1998 the PDP in its first presidential primary election held in Jos, Plateau State, North Central Nigeria norminated former military leader Olusegun Obasanjo who had just been released from detention as political prisoner as the presidential candidate in the elections of February 1999, with Atiku Abubakar (Governor-Elect of Adamawa State and a former leading member of the Social Democratic Party) as his running mate. They won the presidential election and were inaugurated 29 May, 1999.

The longtime slogan of the People’s Democratic Party has been “Power to the people”. During the party’s National Convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on 21 May 2016, David Mark, a former President of the Senate of Nigeria, introduced “Change the change” as the party’s campaign slogan for the 2019 general elections.

In the 2019 elections, former vice president Atiku Abubakar and PDP presidential candidadate and his party rejected the outcome of the elections as INEC was yet to conclude the process and make an official pronouncement. On the 25th of February, PDP National Party Chair, Prince Uche Secondus alleged that the result as announced by INEC were incorrect.


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