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‘Why I Didn’t Pick Agboola Ajayi As My Running Mate’- Eyitayo Jegede

Eyitayo Jegede while been featured on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily, said Agboola Ajayi could not have been his running mate because the former deputy governor’s ambition was to become a Governor.

Jegede also explained that Ajayi was part of the “failure” of the Rotimi Akeredolu’s administration that PDP is campaigning against.

When asked why he didn’t team up with Ajayi for a sole ticket, Jegede replied, “Ajayi chose not to be my deputy. His ambition is to be a governor under a political party. He left the APC, came to PDP, got defeated in our primary, and went to ZLP.

“I took opinions from virtually everybody. People chose who became my running mate. When a choice is made we must respect it. One should not allow his ambition to override the choice of the people.

“All the policies that we are fighting, the pains we want to end are the product of Akeredolu and his deputy.

“He was in our party (as a member) for just six weeks. He is a very powerful person and humble, you cannot do away with that.”

Speaking on the South West security outfit, codenamed Amotekun, Jegede promised to strengthen the operations of Amotekun in the State if elected.

According to him ” Amotekun will stay without political influence. We must protect our people. He also assured the people of the state that he would reduce the tuition of state-owned tertiary institutions.

Jegede however noted that “funding of the institutions won’t be an issue if am elected.”


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