Ondo State Governor Sacks Aides To Deputy Governor.

On Tuesday, The Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, sacked all aides attached to his deputy, Agboola Ajayi.

He took the decision on Tuesday following the defection of Mr Ajayi to the opposition party in the state, the Peoples Democratic Party.

The sacked aides are

  1. Olomu Bayo, special assistant, special duties;
  2. Allen Sowore, special assistant media; Olawale
  3. Mukaila, special assistant, photography,
  4. Babatope Okeowo, deputy chief press secretary;
  5. Samuel Ogunmusi, personal assistant, (deputy governor),
  6. Omotunmise Tokunbo, special assistant to the wife of the deputy governor; and
  7. Erifeyiwa Akinnugba, photographer to wife of the deputy governor.

On Saturday, Mr Ajayi was prevented from leaving the government house in Akure in an official vehicle by the state’s commissioner of police, Bolaji Salami.

In response, Mr Ajayi argued that he ought to enjoy the perks of office as an incumbent deputy governor. He said he used his personal funds to buy the Toyota Hilux truck from which he was being denied access.

The deputy governor had been at loggerheads with his party over the coming governorship election in the state before finally leaving the party on Sunday.

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