A dramatic scene was recorded at Ondo State Government house in Alagbaka on Saturday night, showing the state’s Deputy Governor Agboola Ajayi being allegedly stopped from leaving the premises by the state commissioner of police, Salami Amidu Bolaji.
According to Saharareporters, the Deputy Governor and some of his personal aides had gone to the Government House to move out his personal belonging ahead of his rumoured defection from All Progressive Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
It was gathered that the newly deployed Commissioner of Police, Salami, acting on Governor Akeredolu’s instructions repeatedly barred the vehicle of Ajayi from driving out of the compound.
For over several hours, the deputy governor and aides were seen in a video footage arguing with the security personnel blocking their exit from the Government House.
A media aide to the deputy governor, Allen Sowore, confirmed Saturday‘s incident to Saharareporters.
We could not leave the Government House for several hours yesterday as they refused the deputy governor to pack his personal belongings. At a time, the deputy governor had to ask the position of the Commissioner of Police in this matter because the way he acted was just too low of him as a public officer.
There had been a cold war between Ajayi and Akeredolu, which became visible shortly after 2019 general election when the APC lost the presidential election in the state.
The relationship broke down completely after the deputy governor began boycotting all activities of government including that of the party in the state.
Ajayi is rumoured to have concluded plans to leave the APC to PDP where he could possibly emerge their candidate for the governorship election slated for October 10.
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