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By: Ade Adeleke
Ondo State Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi today resigned his membership of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), and joined the People’s democratic party, (PDP) to enable him contest the forthcoming July 22 PDP governorship primary.
The Deputy Governor resigned his membership of the APC at Ward 2, Apoi, In Ese Odo local government area of Ondo state.
This came a day after he was prevented from moving out his property from the Government House in Akure.
In the letter of resignation, Ajayi said, “I sincerely appreciate the party (APC) for the opportunity to serve, while wishing the party the best.”
While picking his PDP membership card, Mr Agboola Ajayi said he was returning to the PDP being one of the founding fathers of the party.
Receiving the deputy governor, pdp chairman in Apoi ward 2, Mr Festus Oboro said Mr Agboola had simply returned home promising that the party would support him in all ways.
The deputy governor’s resignation from APC puts an end to the speculation trailing his planned defection.
I’M READY FOR PDP PRIMARY —Agboola, says No to Imposition.
The attention of the Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Hon Agboola Ajayi has been drawn to a news item insinuating that he has been adopted as governorship candidate by the National Working Committee (NWC) of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
The rumour which is being spread by an online news platform is a lie from the pit of hell as it does not reflect the minds of the leadership of the PDP.
In a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Deputy Governor, Babatope Okeowo, Ajayi said he will not fall into cheap blackmail by agents of government trying to create enmities among members of the PDP.
The Deputy Governor who has just resigned his membership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and picked the membership card of PDP said the PDP has not imposed candidate on the party in Ondo State and the party is also not interested in imposition of candidates for elections.
The Deputy Governor said he will go to the primary with other qualified members of the party, who have shown interest in the governorship ticket of the party.
As a democrat, Ajayi said he will not subscribe to any imposition of candidate and would not do anything to undermine the peaceful atmosphere that attracted him to the PDP.
He appealed to PDP members to be wary of those spreading wicked rumours that can lead to crisis in the party.
Pix: resignation letter.