You can't impeach my deputy - Akeredolu rejects plot by APC chieftains

You can't impeach my deputy - Akeredolu rejects plot by APC chieftains

- Governor Akeredolu has rejected plot to impeach his deputy, Agboola Ajayi

- The governor was said to have told the APC chieftains in the state to leave his deputy alone

- The report has it that there was a rivalry between Akeredolu and Ajayi over 2020 governorship election in the state

Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, the Ondo state governor, has refused suggestions from political allies that he should commence impeachment processes against his deputy, Agboola Ajayi.

The Nation reports that the relationship between Akeredolu and the deputy has broken down over what an aide to the governor described “as a breakdown of excessive trust.”

Legit.ng gathered that some politicians approached the governor to either ask Agboola to resign or face impeachment but the governor declined and asked the man to be left alone.

The newspaper noted that Akeredolu's deputy has not been seen recently in many public functions.

According to the report, sources close to the office of the deputy governor, however, said the governor would fail in any impeachment plot because the deputy picked the majority of the House of Assembly members.

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Some political allies of the deputy governor said he was more grounded in grassroots politics than the governor.

You can't impeach my deputy - Akeredolu rejects plot by APC chieftains
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state
Source: UGC

They said the deputy has been loyal to Akeredolu but politicians who wanted political favours painted lies to the governor through the First Lady.

The newspaper also said that an aide to the deputy governor, who pleaded anonymity, said the relationship was cordial until Governor Akeredolu started having fears that his deputy would contest against him at the primaries.

But a top government official said the deputy betrayed the trust Akeredolu has in him by attempting to put political structures in place ahead of this year’s governorship election.

The top official said Akeredolu gave free hands for his deputy to nominate political appointees from Ondo South and allowed him to make nominations during the party primaries ahead of 2019 general elections.

He said: “Akeredolu trusted the deputy to handle political matters and that was why he listened to him to support some candidates to contest under the Action Alliance (AA).

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the officials of the Ondo government confirmed another case of the coronavirus pandemic in the state.

It was reported that the corps member is a medical doctor having his primary assignment at the 32 Artillery Brigade, Owena cantonment, and reportedly had contact with the index case.

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, in a Tweet on Tuesday, April 14, clarified that the new case was an ex-corps member who served in the Barracks and was retained.

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