#OndoDecides: Jegede wants election postponed by 30 days

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the November 26 governorship election in Ondo, Eyitayo Jegede has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to postpone the election by 30 days according to Premium Times

Jegede made the call on Thursday in Akure when he led a protest to the INEC state headquarters.

While addressing the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Olusegun Agbaje, Jegede said the postponement was necessary in order not to be in breach of the Electoral Act.

He also submitted a letter he addressed to the Chairman of the Commission, Mahmood Yakubu, demanding the postponement of the election.

“It follows from the foregoing that any list of agents purportedly forwarded by one Poroye and his fellow pretenders who had been illegally parading themselves as the state executive members of the PDP, Ondo State cannot be regarded as authentic,” the letter read in part.

“As it is, the peoples democratic party has not forwarded the list of its agents to the commission.

“Whichever way one may look at the situation on ground, the governorship election of Ondo state slated for 26th November, if conducted, will undoubtedly be in breach of the Electoral Act 2010 as amended.

“It is in light of the foregoing that I request you to differ the governorship election for Ondo State for at least 30 days so as not to conduct the election in flagrant violation of the Electoral Act 2010 as amended.”

In his response Agbaje said the electoral body was going ahead with the election as planned as it had distributed sensitive materials to all the local governments.

“We can no longer talk about postponement of the election right now,” he said. “The matter is an internal dispute within the PDP and so we cannot be talking about postponement.

“If we postpone the election, we will be losing billions of naira knowing that we have already deployed sensitive and non-sensitive materials to all the local government areas of the state.”

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  1. #He should simply work it out with Jimoh and consolidate on his promises! Especially the “No Payee” during recession!

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