- Governor Rotimi Akeredolu says he never sent the police commissioner in the state against his deputy, Agboola Ajayi
- Akeredolu argues that police commissioner Salami Bolaji was in the state house to calm frayed nerves
- Meanwhile, Bolaji claims that the drama that ensued between him and the deputy governor is not a true reflection of what transpired
PAY ATTENTION: Click “See First” under the “Following” tab to see Legit.ng News on your Facebook News Feed!
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has absolved himself from the confrontation that occurred between the deputy governor, Agboola Ajayi, and the police commissioner in the state, Salami Bolaji.
Akeredolu described as a total misrepresentation of facts the claim that he asked the State House security operatives to hold the deputy governor back from leaving his office.
The governor's denial follows the drama that ensued between Ajayi and Bolaji, where the latter, as seen in a trending video, allegedly made attempts to stop the deputy governor from leaving the government house.
In the video, Bolaji reportedly claimed he had evidence that Ajayi had defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
In his reaction, Ajayi could be heard asking the commissioner how his reported defection concerned him.
Reacting to claims that he sponsored the security operatives against his deputy, Akeredolu said:
The governor, while narrating why the police commissioner came to the government house, added that the latter's presence was highly desirable at that particular time as it helped to restore order.
Akeredolu noted that it was suspicious knowing that some aides of Ajayi planned leaving the government house with items which ownerships were not clear and this was around 11pm.
On his part, the police commissioner, in a statement on Sunday, June 21, said he arrived at the place only to forestall law and order when it was clear that there was tension between the aides of the governor and his deputy.
He said he calmed frayed nerves after listening to their grievances and that he and his men would continue to police the state with human face as the election draws close.
Legit.ng earlier reported that the Ondo chapter of PDP on Monday, June 15, clarified that Ajayi was yet to purchase the party's nomination forms.
According to The Nation, PDP explained that only six aspirants have bought its nomination and expression of interest forms.
The report quoted the PDP who have paid for the forms have also collected a clearance certificate to confirm their intention to seek the party's mandate in order to be considered for election as governorship candidate.
Gaidom announces self as APC Chairman, cancels Edo guber screening | Legit TV