Policemen storm Ondo Assembly over alleged plot to impeach embattled deputy governor Ajayi

Policemen storm Ondo Assembly over alleged plot to impeach embattled deputy governor Ajayi

- Police have reportedly stormed Ondo state Assembly over plan to impeach deputy governor Agboola Ajayi

- Ajayi defected to PDP on Sunday, June 21, and he claimed that he remains the number two citizen of the state

- Some lawmakers loyal to Governor Akeredolu are said to be planning to impeach Ajayi as deputy governor

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A report by Sahara Reporters indicates that the crisis between Governor Rotimi Akeredolu and his deputy, Agboola Ajayi, took another twist on the morning of Tuesday, June 23.

Legit.ng gathered that some heavily armed policemen stormed the premises of the state's House of Assembly to provide cover for lawmakers plotting to impeach Ajayi.

The Ondo deputy governor had on Sunday, June 21, defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), raising concerns in the political circle in the state.

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The online news medium said a source at the Assembly, who confirmed the situation, said workers at the legislative complex were currently scampering for safety.

Breaking: Policemen storm Ondo Assembly over alleged plot to impeach embattled deputy governor Ajayi

The Ondo state House of Assembly complex.
Source: UGC

"We woke up to see policemen in our complex this morning manning strategic positions. I overheard one of them saying they were asked by the commissioner of police to stay here.

"I have found my way out of the complex while other workers are running away in order not to be affected," he said.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the deputy governor of Ondo state announced the resignation of his membership of the ruling party on Sunday, June 21.

It was reported that the Ondo deputy governor broke his bond with the APC following months of prolonged political feuds between him and his principal, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.

Agboola has since pitched his tents with the main opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), after tendering his resignation letter at APC Ward 2, Apoi in Ese-Odo local government area of Ondo state.

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Agboola and his boss have been at loggerheads over the control of the state with their relationship becoming frosty following Governor Akeredolu's declaration to seek re-election.

The rift between the governor and his deputy heightened on Saturday, June 20, as Governor Akeredolu allegedly stopped Agboola from leaving Ondo state House with the government's vehicles.

Agboola, who is interested in governing the state, is said to have obtained the PDP nomination form and is expected to officially declare his interest ahead of the primary election.

The deputy governor has also been reaching out to top hierarchies of PDP in Ondo state in a deal that will see other frontline aspirants peacefully bow out.

Permutations are similarly ongoing to pair Ajayi, who has fallen down the pecking order with Akeredolu, with Eyitayo Jegede, another political strongman in Ondo state.

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Source: Legit Nigeria

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