Posted by GEORGE ETAKIBUEBU | 22 June 2020 | 192 times
BY GEORGE ETAKIBUEBU
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar on Sunday formally welcomed the Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Agboola Ajayi to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), saying “our repositioned party’s umbrella is big and sturdy enough to accommodate democrats desirous of an indeed people’s oriented change”.
He also took a swipe at security agents that easily yield themselves to be used to intimidate Nigerians, saying they should be advised to desist.
In a two tranche tweet on his official handle @atiku, he wrote: “I welcome Ondo State Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi, to our great party @OfficialPDPNig. Our repositioned party's umbrella is big and sturdy enough to accommodate democrats desirous of an indeed people's oriented change.
“Meanwhile, security agents should not be account of their political party preferences. –AA”.
Agboola Ajayi on Sunday resigned his membership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and picked the membership card of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The deputy governor, who tendered his resignation from the APC at Apoi Ward 2, Ese Odo Local Government area of the state, was thereafter given a PDP membership card in the same ward by the executive of the party’s (PDP) in Ward 2 led by the Chairman , Mr Festus Oboro.
Ajayi’s action came after the Saturday drama that ensued when the deputy governor was prevented from leaving the Government House by security men in government vehicles.
Ajayi said, though he had left the APC but he was still the deputy governor of the state, that he would not resign his position.
“My people that voted for me did not ask me to resign, so I remain the deputy governor of this state. I was duly elected as a deputy governor,” he said.
He said at the APC Secretariat at Apoi that everybody knew why he left the APC .
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