- The alleged planned defection of Agboola Ajayi is generating controversies
- According to the report, the PDP is not happy with the alleged plans
- Consequently, the party is appealing to the deputy governor not to defect
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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has appealed to the deputy governor of Ondo state Hon Agboola Ajayi not to defect to the Zenith Labour Party.
Also, there is disquiet in the party over the choice of who will be the deputy of the candidate of the party, Eyitayo Jegede, Vanguard reports.
”We are seriously appealing to the deputy governor not to dump the party at this crucial time and at the same time, the party’s candidate is battling with leaders of his choice of deputy,” a party leader was quoted to have said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Ajayi may leave the PDP for the Zenith Labour Party.
The newspaper reported that sources, whose names were not revealed, said he would join the ZLP which is positioning itself to be a third force in the state.
Recall that Ajayi resigned from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in June and contested at the PDP primary in July where he lost to Eyitayo Jegede.
The deputy governor was said to have met with former governor Olusegun Mimiko for talks on how to be made the governorship candidate of the ZLP.
Ajayi had earlier said he and his followers will remain in the PDP but in another statement, he said he was still in consultation and would soon make his position public.
Legit.ng had also reported that Governor Rotimi Akeredolu on Wednesday, July 29, finally made his choice of running mate.
The running mate, Lucky Ayedatiwa, was picked by Governor Akeredolu on Wednesday during the swearing-in ceremony of his new aides.
A native of Ilaje local government area, Ayedatiwa was a commissioner in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
The governor in a statement confirming the development said that Ayedatiwa has been in the political journey since 2012 and that the choice came after much consultations with party leaders in the state.
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