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Ondo: Akeredolu Vows Not To Hand Over To Deputy

Says he’s a ‘threat to governance’

Rotimi Akeredolu, Governor of Ondo State has vowed not to hand over the reins of governance to his deputy, Agboola Ajayi.

Calls for the handing over of government were made by some residents of the state after the governor tested positive for COVID-19 but Akeredolu said it will be a dangerous move to make considering the recent animosity between both parties.

He described Agboola as the greatest threat to good governance in the state.

Commissioner for Information, Donald Ojogo said asking Agboola to step in as is not a reasonable thing to do now, because the governor says he’s fit enough to lead.

Recall Agboola has since joined the PDP after being denied exit from the government house by the Police, and had his security detail withdrawn.

His detail has since been reinstated by the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu.

Ojogo said ; “Handing over the governance of the state to Agboola is a none issue and we are not even considering that,” he said.

“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.

“So, it is unthinkable and unquestionable. If that is the reasons why the deputy governor is sponsoring some write-ups that the governor must hand over to him. He is only 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.”

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