The incumbent deputy of Governor, Mr. Agboola Ajayi has bluntly refused to succumb to intimidation from and propaganda from the state government as he refused to resign.
Agboola who resigned from the All Progressive Congress, APC, over an unsettled feud between him and his principal, defected to the Zenith Labour Party, ZLP, where he contested in the recently conducted gubernatorial election in the state.
However, the embattled deputy governor came a distant third in the election as the incumbent governor of the state, Rotimi Akeredolu returned as the elected governor.
Speaking over his remoured plans to resign as the Deputy governor in Akure, Ajayi’s media adviser, Allen Sowore regarded the remour as unfounded as he restated that his boss is not planning on resigning.
Sowore in the statement said: “The news that Ondo State Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi is set to resign this week by some national newspapers is false and a figment of the imagination of the writers.
“The Deputy Governor was elected together with Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN by the good people of Ondo State in 2016.
“That four years mandate given to both men will not end until 23rd February 2021.
“The news of his impending resignation is being sponsored by the governor through the propaganda machinery and machinations of Ondo State Ministry of Information as a subterfuge in preparation for a macabre plan to put the deputy governor’s forged signature on a prepared resignation letter.
“The general public should be wary of these latest antics and desperation of the Governor to remove his Deputy by all means and at any cost illegally.
“The people of Ondo State, who voted for Agboola Ajayi as Deputy Governor in 2016 have not asked him to resign or quit the government.
He added that; “Therefore, he has no reason whatsoever to relinquish the people’s mandate, which of course is limited by term/time, democratically bestowed upon him.”