… I Made You Governor – Agboola Replies Akeredolu
Ondo state Governor Akeredolu says the choice of Agboola Ajayi as his Deputy was a wrong decision.
Mr. Ajayi recently decamped to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Governor Akeredolu spoke in Igbekebo, the headquarters of Ese-Odo local government area during his “meet the delegates” tour.
The tour was in preparation ahead of Monday primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He said despite the criticism and attack from various quarters alleging that Ajayi is his cousin, he felt that he had made a choice but a wrong choice.
The Governor described Ajayi’s exit from the party as a cleansing for the better performance of the party.
He urged the people of the local government not to bother about the embattled deputy governor who has left the progressive family for the PDP.
Akeredolu thanked members and leaders of the party in Ese-Odo for standing firm and not leaving the APC with Ajayi, adding that it shows that his decision was not acceptable to the people.
Governor urged the party delegates to vote for him in the next Monday primary election of the party, noting that he was prepared to do more for the people of the state.
I Made You Governor – Agboola Replies Akeredolu
In a swift reaction, the Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi says he understand the frustration of Governor Akeredolu over his inability to remove him illegally through the instrumentality of the House of Assembly having heavily induced them with state fund to do so.
A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Babatope Okeowo read:
“We also understand the self-inflicted pain of running the state aground through the inflated contract, clannishness and malfeasance through the N4.3 billion kept in secret account of Zenith Bank and disbursed without legislative approval.
“These and many injuries Governor Akeredolu caused himself cannot be blamed on his Deputy, HE Agboola Ajayi who he has sidelined for the past three and half years.
“It must be put on record that Akeredolu contested in 2012 governorship election and came a distant third in the election won by Dr. Olusegun Mimiko of Labour Party.
“It was the experience, weight and political capital Hon Ajayi brought into the 2016 gubernatorial election that produced the current All Progressives Congress (APC) led government in the state.
“The Yoruba proverb that says when the head is rotten, the whole body is destroyed is apt in Ondo State as Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has destroyed the economy of the state and cornered her resources for few cronies and family members.
“If there is any wrong choice, it is Governor Akeredolu who has refused to take all-wise counsel not only from his Deputy but by senior citizens of Ondo State”, the statement said.