From Mokolade Michael, Akure
Ondo State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu has described his deputy, Mr Agboola Ajayi as a desperate and over ambitious politician, who is driven by anxiety.
Akeredolu denied insinuation that Ajayi left the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) with many of his supporters, saying the deputy governor was the only one who left the party.
Featuring on a live television programme, Akeredolu said Ajayi’s ambition to rule the state at all cost was responsible for his defection from APC to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He said members of the APC remain united and none of them followed Ajayi to either the PDP or Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) where he is currently.
He said his deputy was pushed by ambition, adding that he was yet to understand why Agboola failed to find peace in the office of the deputy governor.
“The deputy governor is the only person that left the party. He left with no other person. The former Secretary to the State Government that resigned is still with us in the party. All the aspirants that ran with me at the primaries are together with me. I know that God’s hand is in this project.
“The issue of deputy governor happens all the time. It is not a new phenomenon. Only people who are guided by God’s principle can have a settled mind. Ambition will run people mad. It is primitive to look for the downfall of your principal,” he added.
On the alleged violence threat by an APC chieftain, Isaac Kekemeke, Akeredolu said Kekemeke was a man of peace and didn’t mean what he said.