The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State has reacted to the defection of the state’s deputy governor, Agboola Ajayi, to the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), saying he is desperate to be governor.
PREMIUM TIMES reported that Mr Ajayi resigned from the PDP to pick the ticket of the ZLP for the October 10 governorship election.
Mr Ajayi had joined the PDP in June after dumping the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) but has now again moved to the ZLP after failing in his bid to pick the PDP governorship ticket.
Reacting to Mr Ajayi’s defection, PDP in a statement by its state publicity secretary, Kennedy Peretei, in Akure, said the deputy governor’s defection holds no water.
“Agboola Ajayi joined our party on 22nd June 2020 and participated at the Governorship Primaries having received waiver from the National Secretariat of the Party. He has abused the welcome and privilege accorded him by our party supporters during his brief stay in the party.”
“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.
“However, his exit from the PDP will not affect our prospects of winning the October Gubernatorial Elections.
“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.”