Ondo Gov Poll: Akeredolu may dump deputy

Posted by News Express | 25 May 2020 | 764 times

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Strong indications emerged, weekend, that the frosty relationship Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State and his deputy, Mr. Agboola Ajayi, was far from been resolved.

Barring any last minutes changes, Ajayi may be dropped as the deputy governorship candidate in the July governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state and other chieftains of the party were said to have intervened, but the face-off lingered on.

however, gathered that Akeredolu’s estranged deputy has reportedly struck a deal with the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on his possible defection to the party to pick the governorship ticket.

A member of the Ondo State House of Assembly confided in Vanguard that Ajayi may defect with no fewer than eight members of the Assembly any moment from now.

But the source said Ajayi was considering opting out because the national leadership of the APC is considering the indirect mode to pick its candidate for Ondo State. (Vanguard)

Source: News Express

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