Ondo Dep Gov Agboola raises Alarm over 2020 Guber Race

By: Ade Adetona

The Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Hon Agboola Alfred Ajayi, has raised the alarm over plot by some people to blackmail him by producing a political video jingle that he is contesting the 2020 governorship election on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

There has been rumour in recent times on social media platforms that Ajayi and his boss, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu are engaging in cold war which had been denied by both sides.

There is also speculation that some political gladiators are mobilising members of the State House of Assembly for the impeachment of the deputy governor.

In a Press Statement signed by his Media Aide, Babatope Okeowo, the deputy governor said he remains a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and denied declaring governorship ambition.

“The attention of the Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Hon Agboola Alfred Ajayi has been drawn to a purported video where a campaign jingle with Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) logo was aired on his behalf.

“This is to let the general public know that this video which was poorly done did not emanate from the Deputy Governor of Ondo State neither did it have his support.

“Let it be made known that the Deputy Governor is a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and has not declared any governorship ambition.

“Recall that a WhatsApp’s group titled ‘Agboola Ajayi 4 Sure 2020’ was created last year by Omobone Tunde to champion the governorship ambition of the Deputy Governor.”

Ajayi said, “the man in question has denied having anything to do with the WhatsApp’s group.

The statement indicates that “the Deputy Governor has also said these characters who see blackmail and propaganda as legitimate tools would paste his governorship posters.

“This is clearly the handiwork of some character who are bent on creating disharmony in the political space of Ondo State.

“Once again, the Deputy Governor did not authorize the purported video or any poster that may emanate from these people,” the statement says.

Below is the full text of the press release;

PRESS RELEASE

The attention of the Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Hon Agboola Alfred Ajayi has been drawn to a purported video where a campaign jingle with Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) logo was aired on his behalf.

This is to let the general public know that this video which was poorly done did not emanate from the Deputy Governor of Ondo State neither did it have his support.

Let it be made known that the Deputy Governor is a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and has not declared any governorship ambition.

Recall that a WhatsApp’s group titled ‘Agboola Ajayi 4 Sure 2020’ was created last year by Omobone Tunde to champion the governorship ambition of the Deputy Governor.

The man in question has denied having anything to do with the WhatsApp’s group.

The Deputy Governor has also said these characters who see blackmail and propaganda as legitimate tools would paste his governorship posters.

This is clearly the handiwork of some character who are bent on creating disharmony in the political space of Ondo State.

Once again, the Deputy Governor did not authorize the purported video or any poster that may emanate from these people.

Babatope Okeowo
Deputy Chief Press Secretary

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