The Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Agboola Ajayi on Sunday, 18th August, denied the report that he wanted to dump the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in order to contest the 2020 governorship election in the state.
Mr. Agboola Ajayi said he never thought of contesting against his boss, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, stressing that the reports were the handiwork of attention seekers who are well known within the political circle in the State.
In a statement through his spokesman, Babatope Okeowo, Ajayi states that “this is a blatant falsehood as Agboola Ajayi remains a bonafide member of the APC and has no plan to dump the party for any rival political party.”
“There is no place where the Deputy Governor has met with stalwarts of the PDP not to talk of dividing their party”.
The Deputy Governor also used the medium to apologise to Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State whose name was dragged into the murky water of Ondo State politics as being the sponsor of his alleged plan to contest on the PDP’s platform in Ondo State.
The statement emphasised that Ajayi remains as the Deputy Governor and loyal to his boss and that Ajayi has no intention to contest against him.
We know the plan of the sponsors of the story is to cause serious rift between Governor Akeredolu and his Deputy for their selfish reasons.
It must be noted that Ajayi is a seasoned politician who knows the limitation of his office as the Deputy Governor. He is not ready in anyway to rock the boat of progress of this administration.
This is another grand plan by the busy bodies and professional blackmailers to create division within the ranks of the ruling APC in Ondo State in order to create advantage which does not exist anywhere.
Let us say for the umpteenth time that Ajayi has no problem with his boss as the governor who was elected as the governor of Ondo State and he is discharging that responsibilities to the best of his ability.
The developments in all strata are feasible for the blind to see and it is well appreciated by the people of Ondo State.
Let the busy bodies and professional blackmailers find another job to do. The media should also not give space to all these noise makers.
The statement described the office of the Deputy Governor as an exalted seat, urging those who are interested in becoming the Deputy in the next dispensation to wait till when the governor is ready to pick who will run with him in the next election.
It concluded by stating Ajayi is not a desperate politician.