It was endorsements all the way as Mr. Eyitayo Jegede SAN visited Ilaje LGA in the Southern Senatorial Zone of Ondo State.
The endorsements came from different segments ranging from traditional institutions, religious leaders, Community leaders and political stalwarts in the LGA.
The visit took Mr. Jegede and his entourage first to the palace of HRM Oba Kolawole lkuesan the Olubo of Obenla kingdom after which the team went to the palace of HRM Oba Afolabi Odidiomo the Olu of Igbokoda for royal blessings.
Eyitayo Jegede SAN then attended a PDP stakeholders meeting, which had in attendance notable political players from Ilaje after paying a courtesy visit on the Primate of Zion Church International, the Most Rt. Rev. (Dr.) S.O. Ayodele who prayed for the success of Jegede on his journey to the Alagbaka Government House .
At the palace of HRM Oba Lawrence A. Omowole III, the Amapetu of Mahin Kingdom, the traditional ruler told the entourage that the candidacy of Jegede is worth supporting going by his credentials. He said being the first aspirant to approach him with his intentions, Jegede has demonstrated the seriousness and exhibited the capacity to live above parochial ethnic sentiments to run an all inclusive administration. He thereafter presented one demand of his people, that the Ilajes’ be allowed to produce the Deputy Governor.
At the royal palace of His Imperial Majesty, Oba Dr. Fredrick E.O. Akinruntan (CON) the Olugbo of Ugbo Kingdom, he prayed for the success of Jegede’s Governoship project and affairmed his credibility, integrity and competence to be the Governor of Ondo State.
In his reaction to the endorsements, Eyitayo Jegede SAN, who was visibly overwhelmed by the outpouring of acceptance said “I’m grateful for the endorsements because indeed it shows that Ondo State is one, and I’m sure these endorsements came solely on merit and not because of any sectional or tribal interests”.