The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has told the Ondo State deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi to resign from the administration of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu honorably, since he has dumped the ruling party APC for the PDP.
The South-West Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr. Ayo Fadaka spoke on a Channels TV Sunrise daily on Tuesday as monitored by our correspondent.
Fadaka said Agboola should resign from office since he can longer cooperate with the Governor who put so much trust in him.
Fadaka who said there must level of standard people must keep even in politics, stressed that politics is not as bad as the way it is being played by desperate politicians.
He noted that the manner some politicians play politics suggests to the world that politicians in the country do not have conscience, adding that there are still politicians with conscience around.
The PDP spokesperson stressed that it is up to the Governor and the APC to do an appraisal whether they still have a running mate in Agboola Ajayi as the deputy governor now in the PDP.
He said:”Impeachment is expected to be initiated if it is considered that person to be impeached has committed high crimes against the system. But again, with the decamping of Agboola can it be construed to be high crime against the state?
“The constitution says that for every Governor that will contest, he should have a running mate and that’s why there is always a deputy governor to assist the Governor. The Governor picked Agboola Ajayi, the PDP was not part of whatever they were doing when they decided to run with each other.
”And if they still feel comfortable running with each other, we do not want to have an input into it. Ordinary, it is up to Agboola Ajayi to do what I think is honorable by resigning himself if he feels he could no longer cooperate with the man who placed a level of trust in him to assist him in doing his job.“
Fadako also called on bigwigs in other parties who have ties with the PDP to return to the party, adding that the PDP is always happy to gain back a lost soul. Roving Reporters.
Meanwhile, the Ondo state Chapter of the PDP has disagreed with Mr Fadaka over the comment on Agboola.
ONDO STATE PDP
Our attention has been drawn to a statement made by Mr. Ayo Fadaka in his capacity as a former South West Publicity Secretary of the PDP via an interview granted to Channels Television on Sunrise Daily, wherein he opined that the Deputy Governor and member of the PDP, HE. Hon Agboola Ajayi should resign his position on moral grounds.
The Ondo state PDP wishes to dissociate itself from this statement and inform the general public that the position expressed by Mr. Ayo Fadaka does not represent the opinion of the PDP in Ondo state. H.E. Barr. Agboola Ajayi remains the Deputy Governor of the state and is not under any compulsion (either moral or legal) to resign his position.
The party therefore advice the general public to disregard this statement as it is does not reflect the position of the party on this matter.
Dir. of Media & Publicity