Deputy Governor of Ondo State Agboola Ajayi has dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC) to join the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Ajayi reportedly resigned from the APC on Sunday at Ward 2, Apoi in Eseodo local government. He then immediately picked membership card of the People’s Democratic Party immediately at the same ward.
It is speculated that nine members of the Ondo State House of Assembly would join him to officially defect to the PDP on Monday.
The relationship between Ajayi and the state governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu went frosty some months ago and reached a crescendo penultimate week over irreconcilable differences.
Recall that Agboola was restricted from leaving his official quarters at the government house on Saturday night by police officers led by Bolaji Salami, commissioner of police.
The deputy governor alongside some of his personal aides were trying to move their properties out of the government house when police stopped them.
While the Governor Akeredolu was accused by some of the supporters of Ajayi of giving the orders that the police acted on.
But, Akeredolu’s spokesman, Segun Ajiboye in a statement on Sunday, said the governor had no hand in the saga.
He said it is a normal practice in government for inventory of offices and residential quarters to be taken before an official leaves such premises.