BY SEGUN ADEBAYO – Less than two months after praising the embattled Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Hon Agboola Ajayi, as a great asset and value addition to its fold, opposition Peoples Democratic Party has reversed itself, describing him as a desperate politician
Recanting its earlier stand where Ajayi was decorated with encomiums for abandoning the All Progressives Congress (APC) to join PDP, the opposition party declared that his decision to exit the umbrella is of no effect to their electoral fortunes.
In swift response to reports that the Deputy Governor has resigned from the party, PDP’s Publicity Secretary in Ondo State, Kennedy lkantu Peretei, said he would not be missed
Peretei said in a statement released in Akure, the Ondo state capital on Monday that Ajayi’s exit from the PDP has no effect on its prospects of victory in the forthcoming governorship elections in the South West state.
According to the statement; ”The Peoples Democratic Party in Ondo State has received the exit of Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Agboola Ajayi from the Party, from just online publications.
“As a party, we are have not received his letter of resignation but we wish him well in his political journey.
“Agboola Ajayi joined our party on 22nd June 2020 and participated at the Governorship Primaries having received waver from the National Secretariat of the Party.”
Also accusing the Deputy Governor of abusing the “welcome and privilege” accorded him by PDP supporters during his brief stay in the party, the statement said; “He also proved that he is desperate to become the Governor of Ondo State. In the days to come, it will dawn on him that, he has squandered whatever was remaining in his goodwill with this decision.”
The statement, which assured party’s supporters that Ajayi’s exit is of no consequences, said the development will not affect PDP and its prospects of winning the gubernatorial race in October 2020.
“The PDP remains solid, strong and more determined than ever before to win the forthcoming Governorship elections with a credible and competent candidate in the person of Eyitayo Jegede, SAN”, Peretei said in the statement.