Ahead of the forthcoming governorship election in Ondo state, a former member of the House of Assembly, Fatai Adams, has been elected as the new chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.
Adams was elected at a state congress held at Solton Hotel in Akure on Tuesday.The party’s congress produced the newly elected state executives.
Adams, the immediate past deputy chairman of the party in the state, polled 1,343 votes to beat his lone challenger and former Ose Local Government Chairman, Dennis Alonge-Niyi, who got 369 votes.
Speaking after the election, Adams pledged to promote inclusiveness and reconcile all aggrieved members within the PDP in the state.
He also said that efforts would be made to ensure that the party produced the next governor of the state in the October 10 governorship election.
Over 2,000 delegates from the 18 Local Government Areas of the state voted in the election.
Tola Alabere emerged as deputy chairman with 1395 votes, while Barrister Olujimi Oluseye was elected as secretarywith 1385 votes.
Meanwhile, the deputy governor of Ondo State, Agboola Ajayi, shunned the party’s congress.
No reason was given for Ajayi’s absence but there are reports that the deputy governor is planning to leave the party.