The Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Agboola Ajayi, was on Saturday night prevented from leaving the Government House by the Commissioner of Police, Salami Bolaji.
According to Daily Post, the security operatives were acting out the order of the Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu as the Deputy Governor is being accused of looting government property from his lodge in his bid to take them to his personal house within the state capital.
The media house added that the move against Ajayi was not unconnected to his planned defection from the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, that is expected to take place on Sunday.
In the video below, the deputy governor can be seen exchanging words with the Commissioner of Police, Salami Bolaji at the gate of the Government House as he was prevented from leaving.
He said it was unfortunate that the police were being used in the ongoing political battle in the state.
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Deputy-Governor allegedly prevented from leaving the state house . . There was mild drama yesterday at the Ondo State Government house in Akure , as the Deputy Governor of the State, Agboola Ajayi, was allegedly prevented from leaving the premises on orders from above. . . The order which was executed by the State’s Commissioner of Police, Bolaji Salami, left Ajayi embarrassed. . . Sources report that this action might be as a result of the Deputy Governor alleged plans to leave APC for PDP. . . In a report by Sahara reporters, they claim that Agboola Ajayi, had perfected plans to dump the ruling party less than five months to the October 10, 2020 governorship election in the state. . . It’s also reported that there has been an alleged cold war between Ajayi and Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, which became visible shortly after the 2019 general elections. . . SaharaReporters learnt that as a result of the crisis between them, Ajayi has decided to join the opposing party to contest against Akeredolu during the governorship election in the state.