In times and climes where things work, where intellectual wherewithal and moral finesse matter, where integrity, credibility, professionalism and service count, and where distinctions define deeds, the candidate sponsored by the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr. Eyitayo Olayinka Jegede, SAN, without emotion, is an ideal of a good gubernatorial candidature.
Mr. Eyitayo Jegede, democratically elected governorship flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the November gubernatorial election in Ondo state, has evidently paid his dues.
The fellow, a distinguished citizen and accompanied professional with a lost list of laurels borne out of practical successes in private and public undertakings is an exemplar of what a fine candidature should be at this age of clime.
Eyitayo Jegede is a fantastic personality who attracts swelling acceptance from the populace per minute, thorough in thoughts, tidy at tasks; Honest and honed. A seasoned lawyer and an outstanding Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN.
Though Ondo state has had several Attorney General before the coming of Eyitayo Jegede, yet it was during his tenure that a number of profound achievements were recorded.
Realizing the need to improve on the administration of Criminal justice system in Ondo State, Eyitayo Jegede, in alliance with the office of the Chief Judge of the State, established the first High Court within the precincts of the prison to fast track prosecution of criminal cases that have to do with Capital Offences; the first of its kind in the country.
Under Jegede as Attorney General, new Criminal Justice Administration As ministration Law was enacted and signed into law.
Eyitayo Jegede midwifed the review of the Laws of Ondo State for the first time since the creation of the State in 1976. He manned the establishment of the Court of Appeal in Ondo State.
As Attorney General, Jegede facilitated and handled the establishment of the National Industrial Courts in Ondo State; built Electronic Law Library for lawyers and members of the ministry.
He doubled the number of lawyers in the ministry between 2009 & 2016 through merit-driven employment, and also ensured the establishment of zonal offices of the Federal Ministry of Justice in Ondo State.
Mr. Eyitayo Jegede handled government interests in the Courts of Law and supervised critical governments businesses as delegated by the governor of the State.
Also on record is the fact that it was during his tenure as Attorney General that the establishment of Customary Court of Appeal Akure, happened.
Since he commenced his political pursuit, Jegede has met many men and women, he has visited homes and holes, talking to citizens about his love for our dear state and her people, irrespective of class, party, religion or clan; he has explained at fora how challenging this time is for us as a people and how exactly he’s prepared to provide soothing.
As a citizen and candidate, he has been doing this, not only as a demand of the trade, he has been doing it as a responsible and concerned individual who is passionate about solving our collective challenges. Where others have sent words to voters, he has consistently travelled to homes to speak and lift souls.
He demonstrates daily that we have worth it takes to be better as a people, he takes responsibilities as a leader and itching to make things work. He’s convinced and has conveyed that its not a time to remonstrate, not a time to groan or gloom but a time to act and act correctly in the interest of all of us, a time to hold the bull by the horn to save the present and secure a finer future for our kids.
Its therefore good for Ondo state electors to choose right, to define and decide who they prefer to lead them among these vote seekers, to remember that the worth of the leader mirrors largely the worth of the people he leads.