No fewer than 11 political parties have declared support for the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr Eyitayo Jegede.
The declaration came barely five days to the gubernatorial election in Ondo State when the chairmen of the 11 political parties converged on PDP Secretariat in Akure, the State capital on Monday to jointly sign a statement for their action.
The parties included Accord Party , Social Democratic Party, African Democratic Party, Action Alliance , African Action Congress, and All Peoples Grand Alliance
Others are New Nigeria Peoples Party , National Redemption Movement , All Progressives Movement , All Peoples Party, and Young Peoples Party.
Speaking on behalf of the chairmen, Mr Dele Ogunbameru, who is SDP’s State Chairman , said the decision was made to ensure that the ruling All Progressives Congress was defeated in the election.
He said, “The political parties participating in Ondo 2020 governorship election in Ondo State have resolved to support the PDP candidate, Eyitayo Jegede, for the poll. We are committed to good governance in Ondo State, which we believe can only be offered by the PDP at this present austere period.
“There is no gainsaying that the present political leadership in Ondo State can best be described as nothing but a calamity in the face of things . This collaboration is an organised effort to save Ondo State from the political quagmire and the undesirable socioeconomic predicament of our people.
“The political party leaders, therefore, resolved to work as a team in tandem with the PDP ’s well -captured manifesto for the welfare of the good people of Ondo State.”
In appreciation, the state Chairman of the PDP, Mr Fatai Adams, commended the chairmen for their decision to join the PDP to win and bring development to Ondo State, urging them to go back to their respective units, Ward and Local Government Areas to work for PDP
“Your support is all we need to take Ondo State to the level and deliver the state from shackles, ”Adams stated .