- All the aides of Agboola Ajayi sacked by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu have been reabsorbed
- This was confirmed by Babatope Okeowo, Ajayi's chief press secretary, who was also affected
- Okeowo said that all the sacked aides were reappointed by Ajayi on Tuesday, June 23
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The embattled deputy governor of Ondo state, Agboola Ajayi, has reabsorbed all his aides who were sacked by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu on Tuesday, June 23.
Among Ajayi's aides who were sacked by Governor Akeredolu were Allen Sowore, his special assistant on new media, the chief press secretary to the deputy governor, Babatope Okeowo and five others.
However, in his discussion with journalists on Tuesday, Okeowo said that all the aides have been reappointed by Ajayi, PM News reports.
He said: “Yes, it is true that the governor announced our sack, but there is no cause for alarm, as we have been reabsorbed by the deputy governor.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that preparations for the forthcoming governorship election in Ondo state are in top gear especially as the battle had been set between Governor Akeredolu and 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."
Also, 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.
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 was being speculated in some quarters.
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