The Ondo State Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi clarified why he resigned his membership of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) after less than two months of joining the party. The deputy governor confirmed his resignation on Monday, 10 August 2020, in his Twitter post.
Ajayi announced that he has moved to the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) to accomplish his political goal. Rumors of his planned move to the party were put to an end in a statement released by his Media Adviser, Allen Sowore in Akure.
“This decision to resign is as a result of the call on the Deputy Governor by a majority of the good people of Ondo State to give hope to the hopeless, provide credible and purposeful leadership in our dear State,” he reported.
Ajayi also confirmed in the statement that he had submitted his letter of resignation to the party. The statement read, “Ondo State Deputy Governor, His Excellency Agboola Ajayi has resigned his membership of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
“The Deputy Governor appreciates the National Leadership and members of the party for their warm reception and acceptance in the short period he rejoined the party. He wishes to reassure his teaming supporters to remain focused and committed as he will be announcing his next line of action shortly.”
The chairman of the PDP, Festus Oboro approved his letter of resignation on August 9, 2020, in Apoi Ward ii of Ese-Ondo Local Government Area. Moreover, The PDP Publicity Secretary, Kennedy Ikantu Peretei released a statement in response to Ajayi’s resignation.
The statement read, “Agboola Ajayi joined our party on 22nd June 2020 and participated at the Governorship Primaries having received waver 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. However, his exit from the PDP will not affect our prospects of winning the October Gubernatorial Elections this year.”