Dayo Johnson – Akure
Barely 24 hours after the defection of the Ondo state deputy governor Hon Agboola Ajayi to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, the state authorities has sacked all his aides.
Ajayi was acquired into his new get together, the Peoples Democratic Party by the nationwide chairman of the get together, Prince Uche Secondus, and different get together chieftains on Monday.
Ajayi had insisted that he wouldn’t resign his place because the deputy governor regardless of the intimidation.
But the management of the get together within the state led by Ade Adetimehin had disagreed with Ajayi asking him to resign his place honourably after resigning from the ruling get together.
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Adetimehin describes his insistence to not resign his place as vexatious.
However, the sack of the deputy governor aides was contained in two separate statements signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Segun Ajiboye.
One of the statements reads ” The Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has relieved Mr. Allen Sowore of his appointment with instant impact.
” Until his sack, Mr. Sowore was a Special Assistant to the governor on New Media.
” Mr. Sowore is suggested to submit all authorities’s properties in his possession to the Chief of Staff to the Governor.
The second assertion got here hours after the primary introduced the sack of one other six aides together with that of the deputy governor’s spouse.
It reads ” the Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has relieved the next aides of their appointments.
The affected aides are: Mr. Olomu Bayo, Special Assistant, Special Duties, Mr. Olawale Abolade Mukaila, Special Assistant, Photography, Mr. Babatope Okeowo, Deputy Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Samuel Sam Ogunmusi, Personal Assistant, (Deputy Governor), Mr. Tokunbo Omotunmise TK Phobia, Special Assistant to the spouse of the Deputy Governor, Mrs. Erifeyiwa Shola Akinnugba, (Photography, spouse of the Deputy Governor )
” The affected aides are suggested to submit all authorities’s properties of their possession to the Chief of Staff to the Governor.
Vanguard gathered that the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Chief Olugbenga Ale invited the aides to a gathering.
The invitation letter was signed by one Somo Ogunlade, the Director(Finance& Admin/Political & Economic Affairs)
It reads ” l have been directed to ask your good self to a gathering with the Chief of Staff to Mr. Governor in his workplace scheduled on Tuesday,23rd June 2020 by 12.00 midday.
Vanguard nevertheless gathered that the aides of the deputy governor didn’t attend the assembly following alleged plan by political thugs to lynch them.
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But an aide to the governor advised Vanguard that “the assembly was to reassign the aides to the governor however that since they shunned the assembly the state authorities had no choice than to alleviate them of their appointments.
The purpose for his sack of Sowore was not talked about however stories had it that Sowore was fingered as the one who leaked the video by which the deputy governor and the state police commissioner, Mr. Bolaji Salami had an altercation over his exit from the federal government home on Saturday to the social media.
The video went viral and acquired condemnation throughout the nation.
Governor Akeredolu who was alleged to have given the police commissioner the directive has nevertheless denied that he knew in regards to the stoppage of the deputy governor from exiting the federal government home final Saturday.