The recently conducted Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Primary election has exposed the party to the danger of losing the coming governorship election to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State.
Starnews NG reports that the Primary election was heavily enraged with huge financial inducement.
Governor Seyi Makinde and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar were allegedly fingered in the inducement of funds to favour Mr Eyitayo Jegede (SAN), the winner of the primary and the flag bearer of the PDP in Ondo State against the clarion call of Ondo South to produce the next governor.
Starnews NG learnt on Saturday morning that the majority of the leaders of the PDP in Ondo South are already in talks with Governor Oluwarotimi while it was revealed that some other groups of leaders are already gathering forces together with former governor Segun Mimiko for the emergence of a third force that would produce a southern candidate ahead of the election on October 10 this year.
Findings have shown that it is the turn of the southern district of Ondo State to produce the governor. A source hinted that the PDP shot itself in the leg by featuring a candidate from the unfavoured Central Senatorial District while the south which has been the stronghold of the PDP is unfairly denied the ticket of the party.
Starnews NG gathered that those who are in talks with Governor Akeredolu believed that the governor only had four years to spend which means that the southerners would only wait for four years to take their turn, while those against Jegede are of the views that the Southern part of Ondo State cannot wait for 8 years of Eyitayo Jegede at the Central after 8 years uninterrupted tenors of former Governor Segun Mimiko.
The investigation by Starnews NG had also revealed that those routing for third force are opposed to both Jegede and Governor Akeredolu.
A former chairman of the party who pleaded anonimity told Starnews NG that Ondo South is the base of PDP, while Ondo North is the base of the ruling APC while the Central is divided between the two major political parties.
As it is, Starnews NG can report that it is the political party that puts in place the right political equation that would win the governorship seat come October 10.