- Ondo state deputy governor, Ajayi has played down an alleged rift with Governor Akeredolu
- According to him, some people are trying to create issues between him and the governor
- The deputy governor also urged the people to pray for the governor
Agboola Ajayi, Ondo state deputy governor has denied having any significant issue with Akeredolu over the 2020 governorship election.
Ajayi who disclosed this in Apoi area of the state blamed political jobbers seeking patronage from the government for escalating the disagreement between him and his boss, The Nation reports.
According to him, such as a normal occurrence in politics.
The deputy governor who told the people not to worry with any rumour they might have heard said some people who are seeking to cause a crisis in the state executive council in order to reap political benefits ahead of next year’s governorship election were behind it.
“You must have been hearing one or two comments here and there about a conflict between me and the governor. Don’t worry about yourself. It is a normal thing in politics.
“The governor and I are doing very well. We are brothers and we are working together for the progress of Ondo state," he said.
Ajayi also conveyed the governor’s greetings to the people and wished them Merry Christmas, adding that they should be mindful of job-seekers whose stock-in-trade was cheap blackmail and political propaganda.
He also urged the people to pray for the governor who is their kinsman, “since his mother is from this kingdom.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Akeredolu warned that under no circumstance would he play politics with his state.
Akeredolu said he would continue to render purposeful and selfless leadership that engenders all-round development in the state.
Speaking on Thursday, December 19, during the Ondo state's Carols and Lessons, the governor said he believes that every state government and its governor should be focused on people-oriented development.
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