No fewer than 35 chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are warming up for the primary election in Ondo State, it was learnt yesterday.
Also, 15 chieftains are struggling for the ticket in the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The governorship election will hold on November 26.
Party sources said the two parties are set to release the guidelines for the shadow polls.
The PDP aspirants are the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Eyitayo Jegede (SAN), his Environment counterpart, Sola Ebiseni, former Presidential Adviser on Niger Delta Hon. Kingsley Kuku, former House of Assembly Deputy Speaker Dare Emiola, Hon. Bakitta Bello and Hon. Saka Lawal. Others are Mr. Rotimi Jegede, Prince Nekan Olateru-Olagbegi, Mr. Bamiduro Dada and Hon. Gbenga Elegbeleye.
The APC aspirants include Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN), Dr. Segun Abraham, Senator Ajayi Boroffice, Alhaji Jamiu Ekungba, Mrs. Jumoke Anifowose, Awodeyi Akinseyinwa Apata, Hon. Sule Akinsuyi, Olakunle Osunyikanmi, Odunayo Akinrinsola, Foluso Adefemi and Bukola Adetula.
Others are Foluso Adefemi, Mr. Dele Alade, Prince Derin Adesida, Dr. Bode Ayorinde, Olubunmi Agbaminoja, Sola Iji, a lawyer, Hon. Victor Olabimtan, former Speaker of the House of Assembly, Senator Tayo Alasoadura, Ayodele Adegbonmire, Light Ariyomo, Niran Oladunni, Paul Akinterinwa, Ayo Akinyelure, Olusola Oke, Ife Abegunde, Akinyinka Akinnola and human rights activist and lawyer Dr.Tunji Abayomi.