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Ondo Guber Race: Deputy Governor Defects to PDP

Ondo State Deputy Governor, Mr Agboola Ajayi has defected to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, dumping the All Progressives Congress, APC.

The Deputy Governor resigned his membership of the APC at Ward 2, Apoi, In Ese Odo Local Government Area of Ondo State.

This came a day after he was prevented from moving out of the government house in Akure with his pilot vehicle.

While picking his PDP membership card, Mr Agboola Ajayi said he was returning to the PDP being one of the founding fathers of the party.

Receiving the deputy governor, PDP chairman in Apoi Ward 2, Mr Festus Oboro said Mr Agboola had simply returned home promising that the party would support him in all ways.

The deputy governor’s resignation from APC puts an end to the speculation trailing his planned defection.

The Press Secretary to the deputy governor, Mr Tope Okeowo in a chat with Radio Nigeria confirmed that Mr Ajayi has also obtained the PDP membership card.

He is expected to be received at the PDP Secretariat in Akure within the week.

Meanwhile, the Deputy Governor Agboola Ajayi has shown interest in the governorship contest saying he would participate in the PDP primary with other qualified aspirants. 

Mr. Ajayi debunked speculations that he had been adopted as the PDP governorship by the National Working Committee of the party.

The Deputy Governor in a statement signed by his press secretary, Tope Okeowo promised not to undermine the peaceful atmosphere that attracted him to the PDP.

Olumide Abudu

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