Ajaji Denies Planning To Dump APC For PDP
The incumbent Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Chief Agboola Ajayi has reacted to reports claiming he plans to dump the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The reports have it that Ajayi plans to dump the APC for PDP in order to contest next year’s governorship election on the platform of the PDP.
However reacting on Sunday, the Deputy Governor disclosed he is not nursing the idea of ever contesting against his boss, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu. He added that the reports were been peddled by political enemies within the state.
A statement by his spokesman Babatope Okeowo said: “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 opportunity to apologize to Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, who is being accused of sponsoring the alleged cross over plans.
The statement added: “Ajayi remains as the deputy governor and loyal to his boss. He was chosen as the deputy governor at the benevolent of his boss, Akeredolu. This is to say emphatically that Ajayi has no intention to contest against him.
“We know the plan of the sponsors of the story is to cause a 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 any way to rock the boat of the progress of this administration.
“This is another grand plan by the busybodies 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.”