Akeredolu Orders Deputy to Resign

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, the State Governor of Ondo State, on Tuesday, visited President Muhammadu Buhari, at the Presidential Villa, in Abuja.

The re-elected Governor who secured his second term after winning last saturday’s gubernatorial election in the state, seized the opportunity of visit to present his Certificate of Return to President Buhari.

He was accompanied by Lucky Ayedatiwa, the state deputy governor-elect, and the Governors of Lagos, Kebbi, Ekiti and Jigawa States.

In a brief with State House correspondent at the end of the meeting, the Governor called on Agboola Ajayi, his current deputy, to resign if he still has any honour in him.

Prior to this, Ajayi had ditched the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) and later to the Zenith Labour Party.

He contested against Akeredolu, the APC gubernatorial candidate, on the platform of the ZLP and was ranked third after Eyitayo Jegede of the PDP.

The re-elected Governor stated that Ajayi’s days are numbered, if he refuses to tender his resignation, as a new deputy would be inaugurated.

Governor Akeredolu further declared that, his statements as regards terming some indigenes of the state as his enemies for life was a mere political statement, and that having won the election, he has no reason to keep enemies. He said he harbored no ill-feelings against anyone.

The Governor in his statement said, ‘God has given us victory, who am I to harbor enmity against anybody? it is not necessary. So, if he (Ajayi) comes back, if he has honour anyway, he should resign and leave as Deputy Governor, if he has honour.’

‘But if he decides not to, if opportunities are there, I am sure the party will take a decision on him because he is no longer in our party, he has gone to another party.’

‘He has been in three parties within a month, wonderful man. From APC to PDP, from PDP to ZLP, he is a wonderful man.’

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