A pro-APC group, the APC Youth Assembly, has slammed the Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu, over the incident that happened last night at the Government House between the government house securities and his embattled Deputy Governor, Hon Agboola Ajayi, saying “It is tyrannical”
The government house securities led by the new Ondo State Commissioner of Police, Bolaji Amidu Salami, were seen in a viral video barricading the convoy of the deputy governor, and preventing him from exiting the government house premises on the account that he, Agboola Ajayi, was planning a defection from the ruling APC to the PDP. The source within the deputy governor’s entourage said he and his men were detained for over four hours.
The group alleged that the “frosty relationship that exists between Arakunrin Akeredolu and his deputy, Agboola, is due to the Governor’s insensitivity, inflexibility and draconian style of governance”.
The group, reacting in a statement through its Public Relations Officer, Akinkugbe Philip, said “Akeredolu insensitivity to history is an evidence that the Governor does not care about the peace and tranquility of the State”
The statement read further” Aketi is doing everything possible to deface the APC in Ondo State. His anti-Party activities in 2019 made the Party to lose 4 House of Representatives members and 2 Senatorial seats” the group said.
“This is another evil plan by Aketi to destroy the Party, knowing he won’t clinch the second term ticket. Over 80% of our Party faithful are aggrieved because of his style of governance.
The group also said that Governor Akeredolu maligning treatment of his Deputy is condemnable, alleging that the Governor substituted Mr Agboola’s duty for his Son.
“His son is the Deputy Governor as well as the Chief of Staff. How can any reasonable person expect the Deputy Governor to survive in such an environment”
“It is also instructive that the Deputy Governor, Mr Agboola enjoys constitutional immunity likewise the Governor, but very nauseating that a supposed Senior Advocate of Nigeria could stooped so low to treat his Deputy, Agboola, in this reprehensible manner through the state Commissioner of police.
“Akeredolu must know that the position of a State Governor is not meant for a despot, hibernating under the guise of a democrat thus this action of police brutality meted to the Deputy Governor did not represent the collective position of the APC but rather the trait of Akeredolu and he should be dealt with by the public in such manner”. The group concluded.