Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the last governorship election in Ondo State, Mr Eyitayo Jegede, has expressed optimisim he would soon take over the affairs of the state from Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu through the court.
Jegede lost October 10, 2020, Governorship Election to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.
Jegede spoke yesterday in Akure, the state capital, during the inauguration of the newly built party secretariat.
He maintained all evidence before the election petitions tribunal was enough to send the All Progressives Congress (APC) government packing.
According to him, the APC was already jittery about losing in the court.
The Oyo State Governor, Mr Seyi Makinde, represented by the National Vice Chairman of the PDP Caretaker Committee, Chief Dayo Ogungbenro, inaugurated the new party secretariat.
Jegede said: “The APC in the state is jittery and we shall take over soon."
The state chairman of the party, Mr Fatai Adams, also enjoined l members across the 18 local government areas of the state, to redouble their commitments towards improving the party, insisting the benefits members access through the party would henceforth depend on their contributions to the party.
The secretariat was burnt down by some suspected hoodlums during the #EndSARS protest in October.
However, it was gathered the rebuilding of the secretariat, which was completed within two months, was single-handedly sponsored by a former governorship aspirant of the party in the last election, Mr Godday Erewa.
Adams said: “This is the first time in the history of politics in Nigeria that a single individual, would build a secretariat of a party.
“Whenever there is anything to be shared or appointments to be made, contributions of would-be beneficiaries would be put into consideration,” he said.