A senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Eyitayo Jegede has emerged as the flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for thr Ondo State governorship election.

WITHIN NIGERIA gathered that the senior lawyer, Eyitayo was announced on Thursday as the winner of the party primary after the delegates casted their votes at the poll which was held at the International Culture and Events Center, the dome in Akure, the state capital.

Eyitayo Jegede polled 888 votes to defeat his closest rival and the incumbent Deputy Governor of the state, Agboola Ajayi who garnered 657 votes and other seven aspirants.

The other aspirants include Eddy Olafeso who polled 175 votes, Banji Okunomo who polled 90 votes, Olabode Ayorinde who polled 95 votes and Boluwaji Kunlere who polled 33 votes.

While Olusola Ebiseeni and Godday Erewa polled 29 and 14 votes respectively, the total number of invalid votes stands at 64.

The Chairman of the PDP Primary Election Committee and Governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi declared Jegede the winner of the exercise.

Recall that the party adopted indirect mode of primary to pick its flagbearer in Ondo state.

Also present at the primary is Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri among other members.