Press Release
August 26, 2016


It has become necessary to put the record straight as regards the stand of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State on its rumoured intention to participate in the illegal and kangaroo PDP governorship primary election being orchestrated by some aggrieved individuals next Monday.

Since the election of the gubernatorial Candidate of the PDP in Ondo State, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede (SAN), some elements within our party have been promoting lies, rumours and frivolous propaganda on the social media that our party intends to participate in another governorship primary election.This is an attempt to cause distraction in our party among genuine members who are happy and satisfied with the choice of the gubernatorial candidate of our party.

The promoters of this lie are agents of some of the aspirants who were unable to satisfy the constitutional requirements of our party at the pre- primary and whose fates have been hung in the balance for their inability to clinch the gubernatorial ticket of the party in the State.
As a way of causing distraction and swaying the minds of unsuspecting innocent members of the party, they have resorted to fabricated rumours from the realm of their widest imagination to cause confusion within the party.

While the party is not unmindful of the need to embark on reconciliation with these aggrieved individuals, who might have genuine or ingenuine excuses for their misdemeanour, we as a party, will not tolerate any act of indiscipline taken too far and whereby non-existent information is being circulated via unauthorised sources especially by those known agents of some aspirants who are unable to actualize their dreams in the gubernatorial contest of the party.

It is necessary to enlighten our members as we are apt to know that un-corrected misinformation may innocently be accepted to be true.
It is instructive to tell all our members to ignore any form of information about our party that is not from the office of the Publicity Secretary of the party in Ondo State, Mr. Banji Okunomo and that of the National office through Chief Dayo Adeyeye, who is in charge of Media and publicity of the National Caretaker Committee.

We are grateful to God that we have made a good choice in Mr Eyitayo Jegede (SAN), a man whose avowed integrity and capabilities are welcoming to the teeming population of our people who have given kudos to the PDP for this choice.
Let all PDP members in Ondo State go ahead and continue to propagate the cause of the party by building on the cherished legacies of Governor Mimiko administration in the State.

Banji Okunomo
Ondo State PDP Publicity Secretary