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Only one female among 17 candidates for Ondo guber poll

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has published the final list of 17 candidates for Ondo governorship election.

Only one female candidate featured on the list of contenders for the October 10 election.

Okunade Taiwo, aged 50, is the governorship candidate of the Labour Party (LP), with Ibitoye Adebowale as her running mate.

Rotimi Akeredolu, the incumbent governor, is seeking reelection under the All Progressives Congress (APC), with his main challenger believed to be Eyitayo Jegede of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Agboola Ajayi, the deputy governor, is the candidate of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) where he decamped to from the PDP.

Ajayi was elected alongside Akeredolu under APC but he left the party in June and moved to PDP where he lost the gubernatorial ticket to Jegede.

Below is the full list of candidates for the election:

S/NNAMEPARTYSEX
1Rotimi AkindejoyeAccord Party (A)M
2Joshua AdewoleAction Alliance (AA)M
3Adeleye PeterAfrican Action Congress (AAC)M
4Adelegan OluwaseyiAfrican Democratic Congress (ADC)M
5Martin Olateru-OlagbegiAction Democratic Party (ADP)M
6Oluwarotimi AkeredoluAll Progressives Congress (APC)M
7Oluwoloba DeleAll Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA)M
8Aminu OlarenwajuAllied Peoples Movement (APM)M
9Adesanya OlaoluwaAll People’s Party (APP)M
10Okunade TaiwoLabour Party (LP)F
11Ojajuni EniolaNew Nigeria Peoples PartyM
12Funmilayo AtaunokoNational Rescue Movement (NRM)M
13Eyitayo JegedePeoples Democratic Party (PDP)M
14Babatunde AlliPeoples Redemption Party (PRP)M
15Fasua OleyeleSocial Democratic Party (SDP)M
16Ojon DotunYoung Progressive Party (YPP)M
17Agboola AjayiZenith Labour Party (ZLP)M
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