2023 polls, Forestry deal: Akeredolu, Ajipe in cold war

The romance between Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and Alex Ajipe, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Klick Konnect Network, has cracked over alleged business and political interests.

Ajipe was until now the Consultant to the Ondo State Ministry of Natural Resources on Revenue, a job which involved the management of the state forest reserves.

It was also gathered that the consultancy job was recently withdrawn from Ajipe and the development has cracked his cordial relationship with the governor.

Both Akeredolu and Ajipe are from Owo Local Government Area of the state. While Ajipe hails from Emure town, Governor Akeredolu is a native of Owo.

A source told NEWSNOSE that trouble started when Akeredolu was aware of the senatorial aspiration of the Emure-born businessman.

“Ajipe had gone to the governor to inform him about his senatorial ambition. But Governor Akeredolu asked him where he would get money to pursue his dream since it would consume a lot of money.

“Ajipe told the governor that he had three times what it would cost to realise the ambition. I think that was how he gave himself out. The governor may be thinking that Ajipe must have made a lot of money from the state forest reserves.

“He was asked to choose between his senatorial ambition and the management of the state forest reserves. He opted for his ambition. The consultancy job given to him has been withdrawn. The Chinese-investors at the state-owned Ondo-Linyi Industrial Hub, Ore, have been (allegedly) directed not to relate with him again,” the source said.

Another source, however, said the consultancy job was taken away from Ajipe because he was allegedly using it to enrich his pocket at the expense of the state.

Ajipe was the convener of Ibi Giga Ambassadors, a political group that worked for the reelection of Governor Akeredolu.

Chief Ajipe is yet to react to the report as at the time of filing-in the state.

Culled: NEWSNOSE

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The romance between Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and Alex Ajipe, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Klick Konnect Network, has cracked over alleged business and political interests.

Ajipe was until now the Consultant to the Ondo State Ministry of Natural Resources on Revenue, a job which involved the management of the state forest reserves.

It was also gathered that the consultancy job was recently withdrawn from Ajipe and the development has cracked his cordial relationship with the governor.

Both Akeredolu and Ajipe are from Owo Local Government Area of the state. While Ajipe hails from Emure town, Governor Akeredolu is a native of Owo.

A source told NEWSNOSE that trouble started when Akeredolu was aware of the senatorial aspiration of the Emure-born businessman.

“Ajipe had gone to the governor to inform him about his senatorial ambition. But Governor Akeredolu asked him where he would get money to pursue his dream since it would consume a lot of money.

“Ajipe told the governor that he had three times what it would cost to realise the ambition. I think that was how he gave himself out. The governor may be thinking that Ajipe must have made a lot of money from the state forest reserves.

“He was asked to choose between his senatorial ambition and the management of the state forest reserves. He opted for his ambition. The consultancy job given to him has been withdrawn. The Chinese-investors at the state-owned Ondo-Linyi Industrial Hub, Ore, have been (allegedly) directed not to relate with him again,” the source said.

Another source, however, said the consultancy job was taken away from Ajipe because he was allegedly using it to enrich his pocket at the expense of the state.

Ajipe was the convener of Ibi Giga Ambassadors, a political group that worked for the reelection of Governor Akeredolu.

Chief Ajipe is yet to react to the report as at the time of filing-in the state.

Culled: NEWSNOSE

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