Ondo Poll: Owo teachers drum support for Jegede
Teachers in Owo Local Council of Ondo State, have expressed support for the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the state, Eyitayo Jegede, SAN, just as the Zaki of Arigidi, Oba Yisa Olanipekun, has defended Jegede’s candidature on the need for continuity.
Owo teachers, numbering 1, 500, at the weekend urged Jegede to be rest assured of their support, assuring him that there was no substance in a festering rumour that teachers in the state were disenchanted.
Led by the Executive Secretary, Education, in the area, Chief Aro Olugbenga, the teachers while addressing newsmen in Owo, said they were impressed by the massive development witnessed in the Dr. Olusegun Mimiko’s administration, under which Jegede was Commissioner for Justice and Attorney-General.
Olugbenga, who said teachers in Owo Local Council, would personally embark on campaigns to ensure that Jegede wins the November 26 governorship election, called on parents to come out and vote for, “the man who knows where the shoe pinches.
“We all know that there is the need for continuity in Ondo State, and the man who will bring about that is Jegede, who is a product of good governance,” he said.
Oba Olanipekun, who threw his weight behind the PDP candidate, dispelled rumours that Akoko people were bitter as none of the leading political parties fielded an Akoko indigene for governor.
Speaking while receiving Jegede in his palace, he said Akokoland is dominated by educated and reasonable people, who know that a town of origin has no bearing with competence.
The monarch, who spoke in company of five other traditional rulers, noted that what Akoko needs now is development, adding that anger over which community produces the next governor has no relevance.
“It is true that we wanted to produce a governor from Akoko but we are not God. We have to accept the way things turned out and vote for a party, where we will be relevant in Akoko. We have known Eyitayo Jegede for a long time and he is somebody we royal fathers can approach,” the monarch said.