From Osagie Otabor, Akure
Particulars have emerged on why 9 lawmakers and 5 Commissioners within the cupboard of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu refused to defect alongside the Deputy Governor, Hon Agboola Ajayi, to the opposition Folks’s Democratic Celebration.
Hon Ajayi had mentioned that bigwigs within the APC would quickly depart the social gathering for the PDP.
On Monday when Nationwide Working Committee led by Prince Uche Secondus visited the state to obtain defectors, the anticipated 9 lawmakers and Commissioners stayed away from occasion.
Some sources claimed Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu performed a quick one in every of his Deputy by urgent on the lawmakers and Commissioners to not defect.
The sources alleged that the governor doled out hundreds of thousands of naira to woo again perceived loyalists of Hon Ajayi.
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One other supply mentioned the lawmakers and Commissioners had been nonetheless monitoring scenario to keep away from making political missteps.
The supply mentioned these loyal to Hon Ajayi would ditch the APC instantly he (Ajayi) emerged the flagbearer of the PDP.
This transfer, in keeping with the supply, is to make sure the APC doesn’t get better earlier than the principle election.
Senior Particular Assistant to Governor Akeredolu, Media and Publicity, Ojo Oyewamide, mentioned the state authorities was greatly surprised by what he termed spurious allegation.
“A drowning man sees nothing as insignificant. For these with their ethical burdens, we sympathise with them. Might their finish be effectively.”