The embattled deputy governor of Ondo State, Mr. Agboola Ajayi has boasted that he would not resign his position but would complete the joint ticket term with the governor.
It would be recalled that the deputy governor dumped the All Progressive Congress party about three months ago, a platform through which he was elected with Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN.
He defected to the People’s Democratic Party to contest against his principal at the just concluded gubernatorial election but lost the primary election to Eyitayo Jegede SAN.
Agboola Ajayi, in his determination to challenge his principal at all cost, after loosing PDP’s Primary election, approached the Zenith Labour Party and was given the ticket but emerged third at the Guber poll.
In a Press Statement issued by his media aide, Allen Sowore, the deputy governor debunked the rumour of his plan to resign his position.
“The news that Ondo State Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi is set to resign this week by some national news papers is false and a figment of the imagination of the writers.
“The Deputy Governor was elected together with Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN by the good people of Ondo State in 2016. That four years mandate given to both men will not end until 23rd February, 2021.
“The news of his impending resignation is being sponsored by the governor through the propaganda machinery and machinations of Ondo State Ministry of Information as a subterfuge in preparation for a macabre plan to put the deputy governor’s forged signature on a prepared resignation letter.
“The general public should be wary of these latest antics and desperation of the Governor to remove his Deputy by all means and at any cost illegally.
“The people of Ondo State, who voted for Agboola Ajayi as Deputy Governor in 2016 have not ask him to resign or quit the government. Therefore, he has no reason whatsoever to relinquish the people’s mandate, which of course is limited by term/time, democratically bestowed upon him”, the statement reads.