- The Ondo state deputy governor, Agboola Ajayi, said Governor Akeredolu is plotting to forge his signature
- Ajayi was the candidate of ZLP during the October 10 governorship election in the state
- The deputy was elected on the platform of APC with Governor Akeredolu before his defection to PDP and later to ZLP
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Agboola Ajayi, the deputy governor of Ondo state, has alleged that his boss Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu is planning to forge his signature on a prepared resignation letter.
The Nation reports that Ajayi said he has no plans to resign from office before his tenure ends.
Legit.ng gathered that some close associates of Ajayi had hinted last weekend he was being pressured to honourably resign from office.
Speaking through his media adviser, Allen Sowore, the deputy governor, said he was elected alongside Governor Akeredolu, adding that the four-year mandate would not end until February 23, 2021.
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He stated that news about his impending resignation was sponsored by Akeredolu as a subterfuge in preparation for a macabre plan to forge his signature.
Ajayi urged the general public to be wary of the latest antics and desperation of Governor Akeredolu to remove him by all means and at any cost illegally.
“The people of Ondo state, who voted for Agboola Ajayi as Deputy Governor in 2016 have not ask him to resign or quit the government.
“Therefore, he has no reason whatsoever to relinquish the people’s mandate, which of course is limited by term/time, democratically bestowed upon him.”
Reacting to Ajayi's allegation, Akeredolu, said the signature of Ajayi was too insignificant to be forged.
Speaking through his special assistant new media, Richard Olatunde, the governor said he would rather deepen concern as regards efforts to confront the current national issue of youth protests.
The governor said:
“All the same, one does not accept anything less from a thoroughly beaten and politically minimized egocentric being. This is not the first time he would unveil untruths not only about others but about himself too. Forgery cannot, and has never been part of this government."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari urged leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to manage the affairs of the party with a stronger sense of commitment in order for it to gain more electoral victories at the polls.
It was reported that the president made the comment on Tuesday, October 13 in Abuja when he received Governor Akeredolu, at the Presidential Villa.
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