Makarfi faction considers three for running mate

THE Ahmed Makarfi faction of Ondo State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is now in a dilemma over who and where to pick its deputy governorship candidate.

Former Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice Eyitayo Jegede (SAN) was picked as its governorship candidate.

It was learnt that Ondo South, comprising Ilaje, Ijaw, Ikale and other minority tribes, are being considered for the position.

This is due to the block votes the PDP is targeting in the district.

Among those being considered as running mate to Jegede is a former Commissioner for Information, who is an Ilaje son.

Muslims in the state are also clamouring for the slot.

They vowed to come out hard on any party that refuses to make their adherents as running mate or as governorship candidate.

Sources hinted that three names are been considered in the North, where Muslim are predominant.

They are the incumbent Deputy Governor Lasisi Oluboyo, PDP Deputy Chairman Alhaji Fatai Adams and Alhaji Ibrahim Kilani – all from Akokoland.

The source added that Oluboyo is a member of the new PDP and Jegede is also in the same camp with Governor Segun Mimiko.

This, it was learnt, may affect his chances as old PDP are said to be marginalised by Mimiko.

The party had already warned members to stop agitations for deputy governorship slot.

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