The MKO Abiola Democracy Park in Akure, the Ondo State capital, was packed with political paraphernalia and supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday, September 12, 2020, as the Party prepared to kick start its governorship campaign for the November 10 election.
The venue is being manned by security operatives, including men of the Nigeria Police Force and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
The PDP’s candidate for the election is Eyitayo Jegede.
The Party was expected to flag off its campaign last Saturday but, instead, Party leaders met in Oyo State to strengthen its campaign strategy.
The All Progressives Congress, the Party of incumbent Governor, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu, who is also seeking re-election, flagged off its campaign on September 5, 2020.
Channels TV reports that some of the dignitaries already present at the PDP flag-off include the Senator representing Ekiti South, Abiodun Olujimi, and the PDP State Chairman, Fatai Adams.
Representing Vice President Atiku Abubakar at the flag off is Mr Segun Sowunmi.
The Chairman of the PDP governorship campaign Committee, Oyo State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde is expected to lead other PDP Governors and Committee members to the rally.
Mr Jegede and his running mate, Mr Gboluga Ikengboju will be kicking off their statewide campaign from the Park, continuing to all the 18 Local Government Councils of the State.