Ondo Deputy Gov’s aides deny looting government’s properties
Nigerian Concord Newspaper
Aides of the Ondo state Deputy Governor, Hon. Alfred Agboola Ajayi, have denied looting the properties of the Ondo state government ahead the speculated defection of their principal from APC to PDP which has been reportedly fixed for next week Monday in Akure.
The aides who spoke through Agboola’s Special Assistant on New Media, Allen Sowore,in a press release made available to journalists on Saturday evening said that they had no reason to loot government’s properties.
They also described the report by a newspaper (Not Nigerian Concord) which alleged that officials working with Hon. Agboola Ajayi were looting government’s properties ahead of his defection as a ploy by some disgruntled politicians in the state to get at the deputy governor at all cost.
The aides also noted that the deputy governor had long ago given an order to security operatives at the gates of the government house to ensure that all of them (aides) are properly checked while going and out of the premises.
The statement reads: “I have read with amazement the news report by ROVING REPORTER alleged looting of the Government properties by aides of State Deputy Governor’. The report is part of the grand plan to blackmail and put the office of the Deputy Governor into disrepute for political gain.
“It’s sad that the news outlet allowed itself to be used by injured politicians who are desperate for power. For the avoidance of doubt let me state it clearly that NO aide of the Deputy Governor loot or attempt to loot any property belonging to the state government.
“The Deputy Governor, has further directed Government security agents to thoroughly search any of his aides when going in and coming out of the Government House.
The general public should be aware of this latest attempt by some unscrupulous element who will stop at nothing to seek relevance”