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Ondo: Akeredolu Gives Condition To Forgive His Deputy, Ajayi



The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress and Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has stated that his deputy, Agboola Ajayi, will be accepted back to the party if he is remorseful.

Akeredolu stated this on Tuesday while speaking with newsmen after he presented his certificate of return to President Muhammadu Buhari.

Recall that Ajayi had dumped the ruling party for the Peoples Democratic Party but was defeated by the former Attorney-General of the state, Eyitayo Jegede, forcing him to dump the party for the Zenith Labour Party.

Akeredolu while speaking after his visit to the President alongside the caretaker Chairman of the party, Mai Mala Buni, also called on Ajayi to resign with honour.

“There is a way you will live with your enemy, and there is no problem I have now that we have drubbed him sufficiently well. He will probably be able to come back and at least apologise for his sins. If he is contrite, there is no problem,” Akeredolu said.

“God has given us victory. Who am I to harbour enmity against anybody? It is not necessary. So, if he 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. So, for me, I have nothing against him but I can tell you, we will be able to live with him if he wants to remain that way. If he stays back in his ZLP, we will live with him. It will soon fly off. The days he is thinking that are long are not long; his days are numbered.”

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