Ondo State Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi, who, on Sunday, defected to the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, says he won’t resign from the administration of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.
Ajayi said though he had left the APC, he was still the deputy governor of the state and would not resign his position.
“My people that voted for me did not ask me to resign, so I remain the deputy governor of this state. I was duly elected as a deputy governor,” the deputy governor said.
This came some hours after the state Police Commissioner, Bolaji Salami, and some policemen prevented Ajayi from leaving the Ondo Government House, Akure, in official car.
While tendering his resignation letter at the APC secretariat in Apoi Ward 2, Ese Odo Local Government Area, the deputy governor said everybody was aware of the reasons behind his exit from the APC.
“The reason I am taking this action is known to all of you. I listen to the advice from all supporters across the state. The Ese Odo Local Government will continue to witness peace and progress,” he said.
Ajayi had since last year been at loggerheads with Governor Akeredolu and the APC over the coming governorship election in the state.
On Saturday, he was prevented from leaving the Government House in Akure in an official vehicle by the state’s commissioner of police, Bolaji Salami.