The incumbent deputy governor of Ondo State, Mr Agboola Ajayi, has perfected plans to dump the ruling All Progressives Congress for the Peoples Democratic Party lower than 5 months to the October 10, 2020 governorship election within the state.
There has been a chilly struggle between Ajayi and Governor Rotimi Akeredolu and this grew to become seen shortly after the 2019 basic elections.
SaharaReporters learnt that on account of the disaster between them, Ajayi has determined to hitch the PDP to contest in opposition to Akeredolu throughout the governorship election.
Findings revealed that the deputy governor’s defection plan has created disaffection amongst high members of the APC and loyalists of Akeredolu, who had been pleading with Ajayi to not depart the social gathering.
In reality, some APC leaders within the South-West together with Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State had a number of occasions intervened within the face-off between Ajayi and Akeredolu, however had not been in a position to settle the rift.
Governor Akeredolu is looking for a second time period in workplace and has obtained the APC’s kind to point that curiosity.
However, robust indications of Ajayi’s defection to the PDP emerged throughout the week when his marketing campaign posters surfaced on the varied social media platforms.
Also, information of his deliberate resignation grew to become rife on Friday night after his return from Abuja the place he had held a sequence of talks and conferences with some key leaders of the PDP.
A present governor from the North-West and a part of the foremost financiers of the PDP, who facilitated the conferences, was mentioned to have reached out to the nationwide and state management of the social gathering on the workings for the deal.
It was reliably learnt that high cupboard members of Governor Akeredolu’s authorities and a handful of lawmakers of the state’s House of Assembly are to maneuver with the deputy governor to the PDP.
An aide to Ajayi mentioned, “The deputy governor’s defection is confirmed for subsequent and nothing can change it as a result of he simply returned to the state after per week the place he met some stakeholders on the undertaking forward of us.
“I can verify to you proper now that he would resign his place from the cupboard any second from now and be a part of the PDP.”
When contacted on the matter, Director of Media and Publicity of the PDP in Ondo State, Mr Zadok Akintoye, couldn’t deny or verify the defection plan of Mr Ajayi however mentioned the social gathering stays dedicated to the rules of democracy and revealed that these keen to hitch the social gathering had been anticipated to register at their wards.