The Peoples Democratic Party under the leadership of the party’s National Caretaker Committee, led by Senator Ahmed Makarfi, has said Eyitayo Jegede remains the party’s flag-bearer in the Ondo State governorship election.
The party stated this position shortly after Justice Okon Abang declared Barister Jimoh Ibrahim as the candidate of the party for the November 26 poll.
The judgement was immediately appealed by the Jegede camp.
A statement after the judgement by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, said the ruling of Justice Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja on Friday did not in any way affect the matter of the PDP candidacy in the Ondo State governorship election.
Adeyeye said that the issue of Ondo State governorship was not the matter before Justice Abang in the suit.
Adeyeye said: “The matter before his lordship was in relation to the 2019 general elections.
“For the avoidance of doubt, Eyitayo Jegede remains the flag bearer of the PDP in the Saturday, November 26, Ondo State Governorship Election.”
Adeyeye, therefore, called on all members and supporters of the PDP as well as the electorate in Ondo State not to allow the ruling to distract them.
He said that they should rather continue with the campaigns to ensure the victory of Jegede in the election.