Eyitayo Jegede, factional governorship candidate of the People Democratic Party (PDP), on Friday urged his supporters to remain calm, saying he is exploring legal options on his candidacy.
The News Agency of Nigeria [NAN] reports Jegede’s name was not on the official list of governorship candidates for Ondo State released by the Independent National Electoral Commission on Thursday.
Jegede, in a press statement issued in Akure by his spokesperson, Mr Fasua Kayode, said he had gone to the Court of Appeal to upturn the decision.
He expressed optimism that justice would be done in the end, and urged his suporters to remain calm and steadfast in the struggle.
Jegede assured that he would not, for any reason, jettison the mandate freely given to him by the generality of PDP members in the state.
“Eyitayo Jegede, your son and brother, has not in any way abdicated the general consent given to him by the law-abiding members of the PDP to seek election into the office of the Governor.
“Like I have always said, I am guided by the Almighty and the shared vision to transform this state to a land of wealth and prosperity.
“You remain my priority as we, in faith, match on to the Promised Land,” he stated. (NAN)