Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State, Eyitayo Jegede (SAN) has come out to warn against rigging of the October 10 governorship election in the state.
Eyitayo recently revealed that the people of the state would resist any plan to rig the polls.
According to him, the repeat of the 2016 experience will not be allowed to happen so anyone thinking about it should shove such thoughts aside.
He added that Ondo State is not a conquered people or territory, so no cheating would be tolerated during the election.
His words, “Ondo State is not a conquered people or territory; so if you are coming to the state to rig, stop at the boundary.
“This is because, our people have learned from that experience and are now on their toes, to resist any attempt by anybody to subvert their will.
“I have known my brother, Abena (appellation for Abegunde) for a long time and I know he was saying the truth when he said Akeredolu did not win the 2016 election; that it was rigged for him.”
“Yes, I am a native of Akure and I am not ashamed of it, but I can also be classified as a native of other communities in the state.
“I had gone round, visiting the riverside areas of Ilaje and Ese-Odo and I could feel what they were going through. From that area up to Ile-Oluji and Okeigbo, they don’t have electricity at all; unlike Akure that has a little supply
“So we are going to provide electricity in these areas and also build them hospitals as they lack medical facilities and are battling with mosquito bites. Certainly, that cannot be an Akure agenda?
“I have been to Akoko areas, to Okitipupa and all parts of the state and I know what their problems are,”
“The free health services reserved for pregnant women, nursing mothers, elderly citizens, and the physically challenged people under the PDP administration are no longer there.
“Our education sector to is in shamble, to the extent that, tuition fee of N35,000 in the institution is now N230,000: thus denying children of poor people access to education.”