Ondo: Makinde named head of PDP campaign council

Oyo Governor Seyi Makinde

The National Central Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has appointed Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde as chairman of the campaign council ahead of the governorship election in Ondo slated for October 10.

Zamfara State Governor Bello Matawalle will serve as deputy chairman while Abdullahi Maibasira was named secretary, according to a statement by the party on Tuesday.

Members of the 145-member list include serving and past governors, serving and past members of the National Assembly as well as ambassadors.

Also listed are former Ondo deputy governor Omolade Oluwateru; former governorship aspirants Eddy Olafeso and Boluwaji Kunlere as well as immediate past chairman of the PDP in Ondo Clement Faboyede.

PDP spokesman Kola Ologbondiyan said in the statement that the council would be inaugurated on Friday at the PDP National Secretariat in Abuja.

The PDP will be fielding a former attorney-general in Ondo State Eyitayo Jegede as its candidate for the election.

Mr Jegede was runner-up to Rotimi Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2016 election.