APC Expresses Worries over Ondo Deputy Gov’s Defection

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By James Sowole

The All Progressives Congress (APC), Ondo State Monday, expressed concern over the defection of the Deputy Governor of the state, Mr Agboola Ajayi, describing the action as worrisome and unfortunate.

The APC expressed the concern in a statement signed by the party’s state Publicity Secretary, Mr Alex Kalejaye, lamenting that it was
unfortunate that the journey which commenced in one accord a few years back could go awry this soon.

While saying that the state secretariat of APC received a written decision of Ajayi with mixed feelings, Kalejaye said the party wished Ajayi
had not taken the decision, after series of efforts and attempts by royal fathers and party leaders, from within and outside the state to forestall his migration.

He admonished Ajayi to take the path of honour by resigning his position from the government of the state.

“The State Working Committee is taken aback by a reported statement credited to Ajayi that he would remain the Deputy Governor as long as his people have not asked him to quit. This statement is vexatious.

“It is imperative to remind Hon. Ajayi that he ran on an APC ticket given to Mr Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, and both were sponsored by the party. Now that he chooses to defect, the party advises Agboola to tow the path of wisdom, and resign honourably as the Deputy Governor of Ondo State.

“Ondo State APC wishes him and his followers a safe trip to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). We will, however, be willing to reabsorb them whenever they opt to retrace their steps,” Kalejaye said.