By Chris Udochukwu
Akure (Precise Post) – In a dramatic move to become Governor, the Deputy Governor of Ondo state, Agboola Ajayi who decamped to the People’s Democratic Party six weeks ago has dumped the party for the Zenith Labour Party.
Ajayi’s resignation may not be unconnected with his failure to emerge the flagbearer of the PDP in the just concluded governorship primary of the party.
The deputy governor who came second during the July 22 governorship primaries of the PDP after losing to candidate of the party, Eyitayo Jegede was said to have made the move in order to keep his governorship hope alive.
Agboola has perfected move to fly the flag of the Zenith Labour Party, ZLP at the forthcoming October 10, 2020 governorship election in the state.
According to an impeccable source, Ajayi will on Tuesday formally declare for ZLP.
Confirming the deputy governor’s resignation from PDP, his Media Aide, Allen Sowore said that, “This decision is as a result of the call on the Deputy Governor by majority of the good people of Ondo State to give hope to the hopeless, provide credible and purposeful leadership in our dear State.
“The chairman of the PDP in Apoi Ward 2 of Ese-Odo Local Government Area, Festus Oboro acknowledged the receipt of the resignation letter on 9th of August 2020.”
The embattled deputy governor who has been having running battle with his boss, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu had insisted that he will not resign his position as deputy governor, stressing that his people advised him against the move.