Fatai Adams announced as the new Ondo State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, defeated the former party National Youth Leader, Dennis Alonge-Niyi.
Adams, who was the immediate PDP Vice Chairman in the state, polled 1,343 votes to defeat his co-contestant, Dennis Alonge-Niyi, who got 369 votes in the state Congress conducted in Akure, the state capital.
Over 2,000 delegates from the 18 Local Government Areas of the state voted in the election.
The party is set to battle the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in the October governorship election.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Agboola Ajayi, shunned the party’s congress.
Ajayi shunned the congress as rumours intensified that he was set to dump the party after he missed out on the governorship ticket.
It was learned he plans to contest the October 10 governorship election under the platform of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP)
Recall that he dumped the APC for the PDP just a few months ago in search of a party ticket for the guber election.
This comes two weeks after he failed to clinch the party’s ticket, having lost to Eyitayo Jegede.