Mr Jegede emerged the party’s candidate on Monday, after the Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), scored 760 votes to beat Saka Lawal, his only rival, who scored 22 votes.
His aspiration to become the next governor of the state led him to resign his appointment as the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice of Ondo state on July 23.
He has since then engaged in serious politicking in preparation to contest the governorship election coming up in November this year.
He has been accused of being Governor Olusegun Mimiko’s anointed candidate, a situation that generated bad blood among many members of the party in the state.
The protest by many of the party members that the seeming imposition of Jegede may lead the party to lose the governorship election could not stop the SAN from contesting.
He shares the same zone with Mimiko, as both of them are from Akure which is in Ondo Central senatorial district.
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