11 Political Parties Adopt PDP Candidate In Ondo Election

Channels Television  
Updated October 5, 2020
A map of Ondo, a state in south-west Nigeria.


Eleven out of the 17 political parties participating in the governorship election in Ondo State have resolved to support the candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, Eyitayo Jegede in the election.

This was disclosed on Monday by the Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the state, Prince Oladele Ogunbameru during a press conference on behalf of the 11 parties in Akure, the state capital.

According to Ogunbameru, the decision of the parties to collapse their structures for Jegede followed a meeting held on October 4 with the party leaders and those of the PDP.

He said the parties took the decision because they believe the good governance the people are yearning for can only be offered by the PDP.

For the SDP Chairman, the collaboration is an organised effort to save the state from what he described as the political quagmire and undesirable socioeconomic predicament of the masses.

Reacting to the development, PDP Chairman, Fatai Adams said the support from the 11 political parties indicates the acceptability of its candidate, adding that the party is confident of winning the election.

The 11 political parties that adopted the PDP candidate include Accord, the Action Alliance (AA), Action Democratic Party (ADP), the African Action Congress (AAC).

Others include the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), the Allied Peoples Movement (APM), the All Peoples’ Party (APP), New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), the National Rescue Movement (NRM), Social Democratic Party (SDP) and the Young Progressive Party (YPP).