Finally, Ondo Deputy Gov dumps APC, denies rumoured PDP NWC adoption
Nigerian Concord Newspaper
The Ondo State Deputy Governor, Hon. Agboola Ajayi, has put an end to speculations by finally dumping the All Progressive Congress, APC in order to pursue his governorship ambition in the PDP.
Agboola during the defection which took place at Ward 2, Apoi, in Ese Odo Local Government Area of Ondo State this afternoon also joined the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and also picked his membership card immediately
Meanwhile the deputy governor has denied rumour that he had been adopted by the National Working Committee of the PDP as the party’s governorship candidate for the October 10, 2020 poll.
Speaking through Mr. Babatope Okeowo, his Chief Press Secretary, Agboola said that the rumour which is being spread by an online news platform is a lie from the pit of hell as it does not reflect the minds of the leadership of the PDP.
The statement reads in parts: “The attention of the Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Hon Agboola Ajayi has been drawn to a news item insinuating that he has been adopted as governorship candidate by the National Working Committee (NWC) of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
“The rumour which is being spread by an online news platform is a lie from the pit of hell as it does not reflect the minds of the leadership of the PDP.”
Reacting further, Agboola said that he will not fall into cheap blackmail by agents of government trying to create enmities among members of the PDP.
He pressed further that the PDP has not imposed candidate on the party in Ondo State and the party is also not interested in imposition of candidates for elections.
The Deputy Governor said he will go to the primary with other qualified members of the party, who have shown interest in the governorship ticket of the party.
As a democrat, Ajayi said he will not subscribe to any imposition of candidate and would not do anything to undermine the peaceful atmosphere that attracted him to the PDP.
He appealed to PDP members to be wary of those spreading wicked rumours that can lead to crisis in the party”