The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has said the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial aspirant, Eyitayo Jegede SAN deserves the best position in Ondo State.
Asiwaju said this in a close door meeting with the former PDP presidential aspirant, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar at his Ikoyi residence yesterday after the “Thank You Visit” the former Vice President paid him for gracing the wedding ceremony of his son and the daughter of Mallam Nuhu Ribadu which took place last weekend.
Asiwaju commended the charismatic leadership trait Eyitayo Jegede displayed in the last presidential election in which APC lost to PDP in the state. In his words “Eyitayo Jegede is a such a great leader whose charismatic leadership trait won the state for PDP in the last presidential election despite having an APC sitting governor in the state”.
At the close door meeting, the APC national leader throws his weight behind the candidacy of the Mr. Eyitayo Jegede. He said he deserves to have his political dreams actualized.
“It is very unusual of me to discuss politicians outside APC but Jegede’s case is exceptional. His contribution in his professional calling as well as politics within this short while is second to none” asiwaju said.
The choice in October 10, he said, would be solely determined by the electorates alone and reiterate the commitment of the President to ensure that vote of ever man counts.
“Eyitayo Jegede took over Ondo PDP with a much weaker structure than Mimiko left it” said Tinubu. “No party leader in the state – not MImiko or any of his contemporaries – could have repaired all the damage in just three years. But conditions are improving and if his people in Ondo State can reason right, he has a better chances. I believe that with all my heart.”
In his speech, “frankly speaking, I am not against Rotimi Akeredolu neither has the outcome of Edo State governorship election prompted me to take this decision but Nigeria deserves leaders with proven integrity like Tayo”, Tinubu said.
He said “Jegede is a complete gentleman with good records, he deserves to lead Ondo State.”
Tinubu wished Eyitayo Jegede the best in his endeavours.