- The deputy governor of Ondo state, Agboola Ajayi, has been asked to resign
- The request was made to the deputy governor by a group known as World Bishops’ Council (WBC) in Africa
- The religious organisation said the Ondo deputy governor should make the move to allow peace to reign in the state
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The World Bishops’ Council (WBC) in Africa, has advised the deputy governor of Ondo state, Agboola Ajayi, to resign.
The religious organisation said the Ondo deputy governor should make the move “to allow peace to reign in the state.”
In a statement sent to journalists on Tuesday, July 14 and signed by one Bishop Seun Adeoye, the group expressed dismay at the current political imbroglio in Ondo state.
“We advise him as a child of God to tow the path of honour by promptly resigning his deputy governorship position and pursue the path of peace,” the group said.
The political altercation between the Ondo state governor and his deputy has been attracting attention on social media.
A writer on Nairaland, Nigeria's biggest online forum, wrote: "Ondo state and political drama is 5&6 since Baba Ajasin's time.
''From Mimiko betraying Baba Adefarati and Agagu to Ali Olanusi decamping to the opposition party and now this drama between Aketi and his deputy.
"Agboola should know better not to contest against his boss, at least the man gave him political relevance in the state and when Aketi finishes his second term, he can think of contesting with his boss's blessing.
"Aketi is okay for a second term, I like his government, in infrastructure and salary payment, also his Internally Generated Revenue and opening up the state to m*arijuana business and how pragmatic he is, though he’s not a politician like Mimiko."
Another writer on the forum wrote: "Both of them are greedy and selfish, one wants to go for a second term the other wants to upgrade to become the governor."
Another writer wrote: "I don't see his relevance to the PDP nor threat to the incumbent. I think Akeredolu will cruise to victory in the coming elections.
Meanwhile, the Ondo state deputy governor has declared that the plot by some members of the state house of assembly to impeach him won't succeed.
Ajayi said he had yet to be served the impeachment notice by the state lawmakers, adding that he considers the impeachment notice as a rumour.
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