- The gubernatorial election battle is getting set between Governor Rotimi Akeredolu and his deputy, Agboola Ajayi
- Ajayi has expressed his readiness to contest in the PDP primary election
- The deputy governor had said that he will not be resigning from Akeredolu's government
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Preparations for the forthcoming governorship election in Ondo state are in top gear especially as the battle has been set between Governor Rotimi Akeredolu and his deputy, Agboola Ajayi.
Ajayi, who recently defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed his readiness for the governorship primary poll.
On his Twitter page, the deputy governor announced: "I'm ready to participate In @OfficialPDPNig governorship primary election coming up later next month."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Bolaji Salami, the commissioner of police in Ondo state, had prevented Ajayi from leaving the government house with official vehicles.
According to reports, the deputy governor is trying to leave the government house with official vehicles and properties in preparation for his expected defection to the PDP.
In a trending video, the CP was heard to have said: “We are not saying you should not go out. Since you are defecting, even your letter was brought to me in my office this evening that you are doing it (decamping) on Monday, June 22.
Moreover, the Ondo chapter of the PDP had announced its readiness to welcome Ajayi, upon his defection from the APC. The opposition party said it had nothing against the defection of Ajayi from the APC as is being speculated in some quarters.
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.
Before this, Akeredolu had refused suggestions from political allies that he should commence impeachment processes against Ajayi.
The relationship between Akeredolu and the deputy had broken down over what an aide to the governor described “as a breakdown of excessive trust.”
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