- The PDP has granted a waiver to Agboola Ajayi for the Ondo state governorship poll
- The waiver was signed by the national chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus
- The opposition said that the deputy governor has satisfied all the party's conditions to get the waiver
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Alfred Agboola Ajayi, the deputy governor of Ondo, has been given a waiver by the Peoples Democratic Partry (PDP) to contest for the forthcoming gubernatorial poll.
The waiver from the opposition party was contained in a statement signed by the PDP's national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, The Nation reports.
According to the national working committee of the PDP, Ajayi has satisfied the relevant provisions of the party’s constitution to get the waiver.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Ondo chapter of the PDP had 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.
“The party acknowledges the right of His Excellency Mr. Agboola Ajayi and of all members of the public wishing to join our fold and would accord all intending members and aspirants a warm reception as we work together to liberate our dear state from the maladministration of the APC government," it said.
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.
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, refused suggestions from political allies that he should commence impeachment processes against his deputy, Agboola Ajayi.
The relationship between Akeredolu and the deputy has broken down over what an aide to the governor described “as a breakdown of excessive trust.”
Some politicians approached the governor to either ask Agboola to resign or face impeachment but the governor declined and asked the man to be left alone.
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