I remain deputy governor of Ondo, says Agboola after defecting to PDP

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By Muhammed Saheed

There has been mounting pressure from some quarters following the defection of Ondo deputy governor, Mr Agboola Ajayi, with some calling for his resignation as deputy governor.

Recall that Ajayi on Sunday resigned his membership of the ruling All Progressives Congress in Apoi Ward 2, Ese Odo Local Government Area of the state to join the Peoples Democratic Party.

It is bandied in some quarters that there has been a lingering cold war between the deputy governor and his boss, the governor of Ondo State, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, since the 2019 general election.

The Ravens earlier reported that some top officials in the government have also joined the deputy governor in the ruling opposition PDP on Sunday.

Reacting to the call for his resignation, however, the embattled deputy governor said though he had left the APC, he was not going to resign as the deputy governor. He made the statement while speaking with newsmen in Ondo State.

According to him, “My people that voted for me did not ask me to resign, so I remain the deputy governor of this state. I was duly elected as a deputy governor.”

Asked about the reason for his defection, he said, “The reason I am taking this action is known to all of you. I listen to the advice from all supporters across the state. The Ese Odo Local Government will continue to witness peace and progress.

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