The Ondo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has noted that the state Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi, is still a member of the party.
The party noted that the governorship aspirant has not informed the party of his decision to quit the PDP.
Recall that Ajayi dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC) in June and joined the opposition PDP but refused to quit office.
The Ondo State deputy governor contested in the governorship primary of PDP and polled 657 votes to be the first runner up to Eyitayo Jegede who scored 888 votes.
Last week there were speculations that Ajayi has dumped the PDP for the Zenith Labour Party after meeting former Governor Olusegun Mimiko.
Further information revealed has it his defection to the ZLP was triggered by PDP’s leadership to consider him as running mate to Jegede.
The Ondo State Deputy Governor has, however, called on his supporters to continue to support the PDP while he continued his consultation on his next political move.
The Ondo PDP spokesperson, Zadok Akintoye, while speaking noted that Ajayi remained a well valued and respected member of the PDP.
According to the statement: “Please note that clarification on the allegation has been sought from the Deputy Governor and assurances given to the leadership of the party of his intention to stay in the PDP.”
“We, therefore, implore all members of the party and the general public to disregard the information as H.E. has assured the party leaders and elders (on his honour) of not leaving.”
“Our efforts at winning the next election remain ongoing and we are committed to removing the incumbent governor through a free and fair election.”
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