Third force emerges in Ondo as Akeredolu’s Deputy Gov joins Mimiko’s ZLP


Ondo State Deputy Governor and governorship aspirant in the just concluded Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primary election in Ondo State, Hon. Agboola Ajayi, may have perfected plans to join the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) ahead of the governorship election on October 10, 2020.

One of the political aides of Ajayi who spoke under the condition of anonymity reportedly  confirmed the development to an online platform.

The source said Ajayi had settled for the ZLP to run against his former boss, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu,p and the PDP’s candidate, Eyitayo Jegede, after completing all the necessary consultations with all the concerned parties.

Recall there had been insinuations that massive defection was looming in the Ondo State PDP, following the recently-conducted Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primary election.

Ajayi might officially declare for the ZLP next week according to the source.

It was gathered that some State Governors across the ruling APC and the opposition PDP with some PDP leaders in Ondo State, are strongly behind Ajayi in his third force agenda.

Reacting to the romance of Ajayi with Mimiko ZLP, his Media adviser Allen Sowore said “Without equivocation, let it be known that the Deputy Governor is still a member of PDP.

“He’s committed to the party under whose platform he contested the recent gubernatorial primary election.

“After the primary election of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) held on 22nd July 2020, where Eyitayo Jegede SAN emerged as the candidate of the party, the Deputy Governor has embarked on wide consultations with critical stakeholders within and outside Ondo State.

“He is also determined to reassure his teeming supporters following the PDP primary election. ” In a couple of days, Agboola Ajayi will announce his next line of political decision.”


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