Ondo 2020: Embattled Dep Governor Cleared By ZLP NEC To battle with other contenders in the race

by Tunde Olorungbotemi

THE National Executive Committee of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), has cleared the embattled Deputy Governor, Hon. Agboola Ajayi, to contest the October 10, 2020 governorship election under the party in Ondo state.

Ajayi Agboola, Akeredolu and Eyitayo Jegede

Agboola who resigned from the ruling All Progressives Congress(APC) in June, joined the main oppositions Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, where he contested the primaries of the party in July but lost the election to its 2016 candidate, Eyitayo Jegede, SAN.

He will be joining the two SANS, Incumbent governor from APC (Rotimi Akeredolu) and Eyitayo Jegede of PDP to battle for the seat of the number citizen of the state.

Recall that Agboola met with former Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko for talks on running under ZLP.

ZLP NEC met at the weekend to consider the application of Agboola, and it was eventually approved.

The Chairman of ZLP and former federal lawmaker, Hon. Joseph Akinlaja confirmed the clearance of Agboola in a telephone conversation with Newsmen.

Hon. Akinlaja said “the Deputy Governor will make a former declaration for the party soon but on his approval to run on the ZLP platform yes, he will be our candidate in the next governorship election”.

He added that the ZLP was determined to winning the governorship election in October.

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