Akeredolu’s ex-deputy Ajayi defeats incumbent Tofowomo for PDP Ondo South Senatorial ticket

Agboola Ajayi

Former deputy governor of Ondo State Agboola Ajayi has emerged the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Ondo South Senatorial District.

Ajayi defeated incumbent Senator Nicholas Tofowomo, and a former deputy speaker, Ondo State House of Assembly, Iroju Ogundeji, at the party primary held on Monday at Idepe Town Hall, Okitipupa.

Other aspirants were Godday Erewa and Raphael Ademulegun.

Announcing the results, the returning officer Olasupo Ijabadeni said Ajayi polled 78 votes, Tofowomo got 74 votes, Ogundeji scored 23 votes, while Erewa and Ademulegun garnered 12 votes and 11 votes respectively.

He said that 199 delegates were accredited out of the 202 delegates with one vote voided.

“As the returning officer of this primary election, I hereby declare Agboola Ajayi as the winner, having scored the highest votes of 78,” he said.

Ajayi was impeached and forced out of the All Progressives Congress following his clash with his former boss Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.