The Ondo State Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi, has insisted that no intimidation from Governor Rotimi Akeredolu can force him to resign from his position.
Akeredolu had last week asked his current deputy governor to resign if he as any atom of honour left in him.
This, the governor said when he paid President Barack Buhari a visit at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Akeredolu advised Ajayi to resign while speaking with State House correspondent at the end of the meeting.
But reacting in a statement by his Media Adviser, Allen Sowore in Akure, Ajayi said he was not planning to resign.
Sowore in the statement said: “The news that Ondo State Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi is set to resign this week by some national newspapers is false and a figment of the imagination of the writers.
“The Deputy Governor was elected together with Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN by the good people of Ondo State in 2016.
“That four years mandate given to both men will not end until 23rd February 2021.
“The news of his impending resignation is being sponsored by the governor through the propaganda machinery and machinations of Ondo State Ministry of Information as a subterfuge in preparation for a macabre plan to put the deputy governor’s forged signature on a prepared resignation letter.
“The general public should be wary of these latest antics and desperation of the Governor to remove his Deputy by all means and at any cost illegally.
“The people of Ondo State, who voted for Agboola Ajayi as Deputy Governor in 2016 have not asked him to resign or quit the government.”
Source: Naija News