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Newly Elected Ondo Gov, Meets Buhari Demands Resignation Of The Deputy

The least is yet to be heard in Ondo where Governor Akeredolu who was declared winner of the Governorship election held last Saturday had visited president Buhari and sought the resignation of his deputy.

Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, on Tuesday visited the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Akeredolu, who secured his second term by winning last Saturday’s governorship election in the state, seized the opportunity of the visit to present his certificate of return to the President.

He was accompanied by the state deputy governor-elect, Lucky Ayedatiwa; and the governors of Lagos, Kebbi, Ekiti and Jigawa State.

In an interview with State House correspondent at the end of the meeting, Akeredolu called on his current deputy, Agboola Ajayi, to resign if he still has any honor in him.

Newsman had earlier reported that ahead of the election, Ajayi defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress first to the Peoples Democratic Party and later to the Zenith Labour Party.

He contested the election against Akeredolu on the platform of the ZLP and came third after Eyitayo Jegede of the PDP.

The governor said even if Ajayi refused to resign, his days are numbered since a new deputy would soon be inaugurated.

Akeredolu also said his earlier statement declaring some indigenes of the state as his enemies for life was a mere political statement, saying that having won the election, he has no reason to keep enemies.

He said, “God has given us victory, who am I to harbor enmity against anybody? It is not necessary. So, if he (Ajayi) comes back, if he has honor anyway, he should resign and leave as Deputy Governor if he has honor.

“But if he decides not to if opportunities are there, I am sure the party will take a decision on him because he is no longer in our party, he has gone to another party.

“He has been in three parties within a month, wonderful man. From APC to PDP, from PDP to ZLP, he is a wonderful man.”

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