The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has granted a waiver to Ondo State deputy governor, Agboola Ajayi to contest the party’s governorship primary poll.
The waiver was granted to him ahead of the primary poll has been fixed for July 22, following an application to the party’s National Working Committee (NWC), according to a letter dated June 26 and addressed to PDP national chairman, Ajayi, Uche Secondus.
The Chairman said the deputy governor met requirements of section 50(5)(b) of the party’s Constitution.
“The National Working Committee (NWC) at its 495th meeting held on Thursday June 25, 2020 considered your application for waiver,” the letter read.
“The NWC on behalf of the national executive committee (NEC) having found that you satisfied the relevant provisions of our party’s constitution particularly section 50(5)(b) (as amended in 2017) for granting of waiver hereby inform you that your application has been approved.
“By this approval, you are therefore qualified to contest the Ondo State governorship primary election under our platform. Congratulations”.
Recall that deputy governor defected to the PDP from the All Progressives Congress (APC) in June, will be up against Eyitayo Jegede, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria; Eddy Olafeso, national vice-chairman (south-west), Banji Okunomo, Olusola Ebiseeni and Bamidele Akingboye.
Ajayi, joined the opposition party hours after he was prevented by the police from leaving the government house. Rotimi Akeredolu, Ondo governor, has since distanced himself from the incident.