“I paid my Deputy N13m monthly, but he betrayed me”—-Governor Akeredolu


Governor of Ondo State and the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC in the forthcoming gubernatorial election in the state Rotimi Akeredolu has revealed that he paid his Deputy, Mr. Agboola Ajayi the sum of N13 million monthly.

He said this during a recent radio program.

According to the governor, many warned him about the deputy but he chose to ignore the red flags, he stated that despite all he did to make him comfortable, Agbola still betrayed him.

In his words: Agboola (Ajayi) does not want to wait for his time. I made him comfortable. I asked him to represent me in so many places but some people were warning me, I said they should leave him alone.

“No deputy governor has collected what he was collecting in the history of the state. I gave him N13 million monthly. His predecessors did not collect as much as that. No deputy governor collects as much as that in Nigeria. I gave him enough room to operate yet he betrayed me.

Speaking on his chances at emerging victorious at the polls, Akeredolu had this to say: “My performance in all the sectors in the state will earn me the victory at the election.

“We have been doing our best for this state; all the abandoned projects of the past administration have been completed. We have rehabilitated and constructed over 700 primary schools in this state.

“We have improved our education system. We have received a loan to complete the abandoned Owena Water Project, we will do it. We are also working five dams, there are so many things in our plans to do for the state.”