Close to 1,200 members of the Zenith Labour Party(ZLP) recently declared their support for the re-election of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu over the expected defection of Agboola Ajayi.
Agboola Ajayi who is the Ondo state deputy governor has recently been cleared to contest in the governorship election on October 10 on the platform of ZLP after his failure at the Peoples Democratic (PDP) Primary.
The Nation reports that members of ZLP led by executives from the wards and local government across the state said they have pulled out of the party structure.
Meanwhile, it had been reported that the PDP has stated that the leaving of Agboola Ajayi from the party on Monday, August 10, is a show of desperation in the deputy governor’s political journey.
In a statement released by party’s publicity secretary, Kennedy lkantu Peretei, the PDP said Agboola’s defection will not have any effect on the coming election.
PDP stated that though it has not received the official letter of Ajayi’s resignation, it will continue to wish the unsettled deputy governor well in his political journey.
The party accused Ajayi of showing desperation to govern the state and further added that his exit will not affect the reputation of the party in Ondo state.
The opposition party also berated the embattled deputy governor for abusing the honour and privilege given to him.
“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,” party of the statement read.