He warned that if Ajayi doesn’t resign, the All Progressive Congress (APC) will take a decision on him because he is no longer a member of the ruling party.
Governor Akeredolu said he is willing to forgive his deputy’s ‘sins’ and receive him with open arms if he realises his wrongs and returns to apologise.
Akeredolu also said his earlier statement declaring some indigenes of the state as his enemies for life was a mere political statement, saying that having won the election, he has no reason to keep enemies. He said:
“All those things are political statements. Do I want to have enemies for life? I say no. Now that God has done it, he has proven to everybody that He is God, so who am I to keep enemies for life. They are welcome any day, there is no problem. I don’t have enemies for life any longer.”
On how he would cope living with the deputy that ran against him in the election, he said, “Well I am sure as journalists; all of you would have watched that film, “Living with an Enemy”. There is a way you will live with your enemy and there is no problem, I known now that we have drubbed him sufficiently well, he will probably be able to come back and at least apologize for his sins, if he is contrite, there is no problem.
“God has given us victory who am I to harbour enmity against anybody, it is not necessary. So if he comes back, if he has honour anyway, he should resign and leave as Deputy Governor if he has honour. But if he decides not to if opportunities are there, I am sure the party will take a decision on him because he is no longer in our party, he has gone to another party.
“He has been in three parties within a month, wonderful man. From APC to PDP, from PDP to ZLP, he is a wonderful man. So, for me, I have nothing against him but I can tell you, we will be able to live with him if he wants to remain that way. If he stays back in his ZLP, we will live with him. It will soon fly off, the days he is thinking that is long is not long, and his days are numbered. Another journey will start in February.” Akeredolu noted.
KanyiDaily had reported how Akerdolu defeated Ajayi of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) and the Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Eyitayo Jegede, with about ninty-nine thousand (99), votes in 15 Local Governments Areas in the state.