Akeredolu hails Jegede, knocks Ajayi

Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has described the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Eyitayo Jegede (SAN), as a worthy opponent in the October 10 governorship election.

He, however, dismissed the deputy governor and candidate of the Zenith Labour Party, Agboola Ajayi, as inconsequential.

Akeredolu said this during a programme on Arise TV, in Akure, the state capital, on Monday.

Akeredolu said, “Eyitayo Jegede is my colleague; he is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria; he is worthy of the office; I cannot see anything wrong with him. He is somebody I have a lot of respect for. He is eminently qualified to be a governor, unlike some people, who are not qualified to be a governor of this state.

“But Agboola Ajayi of the ZLP, what has he got to offer this state? Nothing! But when it comes to Jegede, not because he is a SAN, but because he is learned; this state is not for a neophyte and a nincompoop. For me, Tayo (Jegede) is a gentleman and is good. I have nothing against him whatever happens at the end of the day, we will remain friends.”

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In response, the media aide to the deputy governor, Allen Sowore, said, “Again, Akeredolu’s macabre dance of shame on a national television on Monday, where he called his deputy a neophyte and nincompoop, and other unprintable names vindicates the deputy governor’s assessment of the governor as a man without character.”

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