- PDP's spokesperson in the southwest, Ayo Fadaka, has advised Ondo deputy governor to resign from Akeredolu's government
- The deputy governor, Agboola Ajayi, recently defected to the PDP but vowed to retain his position as the number two citizen
- Fadaka also spoke on the alleged impeachment plot against the Ondo deputy governor
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In a dramatic turn of event, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has advised Agboola Ajayi, Ondo state deputy governor, to resign from office, having left the APC, the party on which platform he was elected.
The PDP spokesperson for the southwest zone, Ayo Fadaka, said the honourable thing for Ajayi to do is to resign.
The Sun reports that Ajayi Fadaka said on Channels TV that Ajayi "should do what he thinks is honourable by resigning if he feels he could no longer cooperate with" Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.
"The constitution says that for every governor that will contest, he should have a running mate and that’s why there is always a deputy governor to assist the governor. The governor picked Agboola Ajayi, the PDP was not part of whatever they were doing when they decided to run with each other
"And if they still feel comfortable running with each other, we do not want to have an input into it. Ordinarily, it is up to Ajayi to do what he thinks is honourable by resigning if he feels he could no longer cooperate with the man who placed a level of trust in him to assist him in doing his job," the PDP spokesperson said.
Fadaka said it is up to Governor Akeredolu and the APC to make an appraisal of whether they still have a running mate in Ajayi as deputy governor since his defection to the PDP.
However, speaking on the alleged impeachment plot against Ajayi, the PDP chieftain said:
"Impeachment is expected to be initiated if it is considered that person to be impeached has committed high crimes against the state."
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Meanwhile, Ajayi, the embattled deputy governor of Ondo state, has packed his property out of his official residence hours after parting ways with the APC.
The embattled deputy governor and the Ondo governor have been enmeshed in messy altercations recently over the control of the state.
Their relationship hit the rock following Governor Akeredolu's declaration to seek re-election. Agboola Ajayi has left his official residence following his resignation of APC membership.
The embattled deputy governor has accused Governor Akeredolu of using the police operatives to intimidate him after he was prevented from taking his official cars from the government house premises.
Amid specks of dust, Agboola said that he remains the deputy governor of the state despite the irreconcilable difference that pitched him against his boss.
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