Ayodele Fayose has urged the Deputy Governor of Ondo State to Agboola Ajayi to return to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
News Rain Nigeria gathered that according to a statement on Saturday by Fayose’s Spokesperson, Lere Olayinka, the former Governor who received the Ondo State Deputy Governor and Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) candidate in the just concluded Ondo State governorship election, in his Afao Ekiti country home on Friday night, said: “it is important for him (Agboola Ajayi) to put the past behind, return to PDP and join hands with other leaders in the State to rebuild the party.”
Fayose Meets Agboola Ajayi In Ekiti, Urges Him To Return To PDP
According to the statement, Fayose said there was no denying the fact that Ajayi is a force to be reckoned with in the politics of Ondo State, adding that the deputy governor will thrive better politically in a mainstream and liberal political party like the PDP.
He said: “What I can tell you like a brother is that the past should be put behind you and the future should be focused on realistically.
“The best option before you now is to return to the PDP and I am encouraging you to give it a consideration because you need the party and the party too need a strong political character like you.”
In his response, Ajayi commended Fayose for his credible leadership in the Southwest and the country as a whole.
Adding that Fayose is a clear-minded personality, who will say his mind not minding whose ox is gored.
He stated: “I have come to Afao Ekiti at this hour of the day to wish a friend, brother, and leader a happy birthday at 60.
“Fayose is one person I have great respect for and I will continue to relate with him because he is not someone who will not tell you A when he means B. His yes is yes and when he says no, he means no.”
It will be recalled that Agboola Ajayi, a sitting deputy governor of Ondo State decamped to PDP from the ruling APC before the last governorship election in the state and later decamped to ZLP where he contested the governorship election after he failed to secure the PDP’s ticket. He eventually lost the election to the incumbent Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of APC.