Governor Akeredolu Says He Won’t Hand Over To His Deputy Despite Testing Postive For COVID-19

Governor Akeredolu said he will not hand over to his deputy, Mr Agboola Ajayi.

Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu said that he won’t hand over the governance of the state to his deputy, Mr Agboola Ajayi, despite being in self-isolation after contracting coronavirus.

KanyiDaily recalls that Governor Akeredolu had tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, causing anxiety among cabinet members.

Speaking through the Commissioner for Information in the state, Donald Ojogo, on Friday, July 3, 2020, the governor said he will not hand over to Ajayi because the deputy governor is the greatest threat to good governance in the state.

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“Handing over the governance of the state to Agboola is a non-issue and we are not even considering that.

“I know as a matter of fact nobody would want to do that and if we advise the governor it should be on what basis?

“He (deputy governor) has created an unusual scenario upon which he wanted to climb into the next step in his political ambition and we have seen this as a misadventure.

“We cannot toil with what we have built over the years. We cannot risk and attempt to hand over to someone who has exhibited the widest scenario of betrayal.

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“So, it is unthinkable and unquestionable. If that is the reason why the deputy governor is sponsoring some write up that the governor must hand over to him, he is joking and it is not going to happen.

“Mr Governor is saying COVID-19 is not a death sentence and he is strong enough to work,” he said.

He however, denied that all government activities in the state had been grounded as a result of the governor’s COVID-19 status.

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KanyiDaily had reported that the deputy governor, Ajayi resigned his membership of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Ajayi’s resignation come after an incident on Saturday night, when he was prevented from leaving Ondo Government House by the state Police Commissioner, who was acting on Governor Akeredolu’s instructions.

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