Ondo election: PDP ready to welcome deputy governor if he defects

Ondo election: PDP ready to welcome deputy governor if he defects

- Ondo deputy governor has found a new political home in the PDP should he defect from the APC

- Speculations are rife in Ondo that the state's number two man is considering leaving his party

- The opposition party says it is ready to welcome him with open arms but no automatic ticket to contest the 2020 Ondo election on its platform

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The Ondo chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has announced its readiness to welcome the state's deputy governor, Agboola Ajayi, if he defects from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

The opposition party said it had nothing against the defection of Ajayi from the APC as is being speculated in some quarters.

Ondo election: PDP ready to welcome deputy governor if he defects
Agboola Ajayi is welcome in the PDP if he decides to dump his party the APC after he fell out with his boss Governor Akeredolu. Photo credit: Daily Post
Source: UGC

“The party acknowledges the right of His Excellency Mr. Agboola Ajayi and of all members of the public wishing to join our fold and would accord all intending members and aspirants a warm reception as we work together to liberate our dear state from the maladministration of the APC government."

The PDP, however, maintained that it would not give any automatic ticket to the deputy governor. It assured aspirants in the oncoming governorship primaries of equal opportunity.

Legit.ng reported recently that Ondo governor Rotimi Akeredolu, refused suggestions from political allies that he should commence impeachment processes against his deputy, Agboola Ajayi.

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

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.

Meanwhile, in Imo state, Governor Hope Uzodinma carried out the refurbishment of the office of his deputy, Placid Njoku.

Governor Uzodinma, who wanted his deputy to work in a sane environment, took a tour of the newly constructed building and tweeted the result of what he called an overhaul of the old structure on Tuesday, May 26.

Legit.ng notes that the new structure is a palatial affair painted in startling pearl-white colour even up to the gates.

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