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  • Updated: October 10, 2020

Ondo State Election: Why I Didn't Copy Akeredolu - Jegede

Ondo State Election: Why I Didn't Copy Akeredolu - Jegede

On Ondo State Election day, the People's Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Eyitayo Jegede says he didn't jump the queue because "it will be unfair", AllNews reports.

Jegede and his wife, Eno, arrived at Ward 2, Polling Unit 09, Akure South Local Government, around 09:00 am and cast their votes.

The former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Ondo State is one of the top contenders for the election in the Sunshine State.

Recall that incumbent Governor Rotimi Akeredolu and his wife, Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu were given priority to vote immediately after they arrived at the Polling Unit in Owo town.

AllNews understands that they did not spend up to 15 minutes at their polling unit.

Unlike Akeredolu, Jegede waited in the queue.

“Don’t forget that I am a citizen of this state," Jegede said, according to Punch.

"The same blood that flows in my veins flows in their veins.

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"It is only fair that we stay where we should be.

“The truth is that so many people came here so early and it will be unfair for me to jump the queue.

"We must lay good examples, we must lay good narratives.”

As at the time of publishing this report, voting is still ongoing in some parts of the South-Western state.

For the best coverage, keep tabs on AllNews' Situation Room.

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