ONDO 2020: Game on as deputy gov Ajayi sets to join Mimiko’s ZLP
THE deputy governor of Ondo State, Hon Agboola Ajayi has concluded plans to join the Zenith Labour Party ZLP.
Ajayi is to be the flagbearer of the party in the coming election in the state.
By this, a third force has emerged in the October 10 governorship election in the state.
A reliable source in ZLP confirmed to Vanguard in Akure that Ajayi met with the national leaders of ZLP who is the immediate past governor of the state Dr Olusegun Mimiko and other party stalwarts in Abuja this week to perfect the plan.
Vanguard gathered that the plan had reached 80 per cent perfection.
Also, an aide to Ajayi said that his principal has finally settled for the ZLP.
He said that the deputy governor is presently in Abuja to consult with leaders of ZLP and would publicly announce to the public his next political plan.
But vanguard learnt that Ajayi would officially defect to the ZLP next week.
His name would be replaced with that of the governorship candidate of ZLP, Rotimi Benjamin.
With this latest development, massive defection looms within the ruling All Progressive Congress and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party in the state.
Ajayi who lost the PDP primary election to Eyitayo Jegede SAN would give the two dominant party a good fight in the coming poll.
He dusted other aspirants of the party to come second in the governorship primary barely a month after joining the PDP.
His Media Adviser, Allen Sowore said that his principal was still consulting and would declare his next political destination soon.