Ondo deputy governor Ajayi dumps PDP after 50 days

Ondo State deputy governor, Agboola Ajayi, has resigned his membership of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

Ajayi announced his resignation from the party he joined June 21 – 50 days ago – in a statement by his media aide Allen Sowore.

The deputy governor said his decision to resign was as a result of the call on him by a majority of the people of Ondo State to give “hope to the hopeless, provide credible and purposeful leadership.”

“The deputy governor has, therefore, reassured his teeming supporters to remain focused and committed as he will be announcing his next line of action shortly,” Sowore said.

Ajayi’s resignation from the PDP came less than 14 days ago when he lost the party’s governorship primary to Eyitayo Jegede.

He is believed to have perfected his defection to the Zenith Labour Party to pursue his ambition to become Ondo State governor.

Although the Zenith Labour Party already has a governorship candidate, Rotimi Benjamin, who is reportedly willing to step down for Ajayi to contest as the party’s candidate in the October 10 governorship election.

Ajayi’s planned defection to the Zenith Labour Party will make it the third political party he has joined in two months.

He dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress for the PDP in June after resigning his membership of the APC on June 21 at his country home in Kiribo, Ward 2, Apoi, in Ese-Odo Local Government Area of the state.

While addressing party supporters, the deputy governor said he was happy to be back to the PDP.

Ajayi and Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu who is seeking a second term in office, have been at loggerheads over the coming governorship election in the state and may take their rivalry to poll.



The Guardian


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