- Claims have been made as to why some APC chieftains in Ondo left the party as it prepares for the governorship election in the state
- The national head of the ruling party's caretaker committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe has alleged that the bigwigs left the APC because of selfish interest
- Buni was referring to the deputy governor of the state, Agboola Ajayi and Secretary to the State Government (SSG) Ifedayo Adegunde
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Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe, the national chairman of the All progressives Congress (APC)'s caretaker committee, has given his opinion as to why some chieftains of the party in Ondo left.
Governor Buni was particularly referring to the defection of the deputy governor of the state, Agboola Ajayi and Secretary to the State Government (SSG) Ifedayo Adegunde.
During the inauguration of the party's screening and appeal committees for the gubernatorial primary in the state, Buni alleged that both Ajayi and Adegunde were driven out of the APC by their own selfish agendas and ambition.
The Yobe governor opined: “We should all be aware, that personal ambition could often lead people to act unreasonably, and in a manner skewed towards personal, rather than collective interest, as in this case.”
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Ajayi had announced the resignation of his membership of the ruling party, APC, on Sunday, June 21.
The Ondo deputy governor broke his bond with the ruling party following months of prolonged political feuds between him and his principal, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.
Agboola had 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.
Legit.ng recalled that Agboola and his boss had 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 government's vehicles.
Agboola, who is interested in governing the state, was said to have obtained PDP nomination form and is expected to officially declare his interest ahead of the primary election.
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