The feud between Ondo State deputy governor, Agboola Ajayi, and Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has taken a brand new flip following the withdrawal of his safety particulars.
Mr Ajayi on Wednesday raised the alarm that safety particulars connected to him and his workplace have been withdrawn by the Nigeria Police Drive within the state.
He accused the Commissioner of Police, Bolaji Salami, whom he claimed had been engaged on the directions of Governor Akeredolu, of finishing up the transfer.
In an announcement by his Chief Press Secretary, Babatope Okeowo, the deputy governor alleged that there was a surreptitious transfer to undermine his safety and put his life at risk.
The assertion reads, “The Ondo State deputy governor, His Excellency, Agboola Ajayi, needs to boost the alarm over the withdrawal of his police escort on the orders of the Commissioner of Police, Mr Bolaji Salami, placing his life, household and workers at risk.
“This is identical Commissioner of Police that took the deputy governor hostage on Saturday 21st of June, 2020 for greater than 4 hours on the Authorities Home gate even though he enjoys immunity underneath the structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“We aren’t oblivious of their surreptitious transfer to undermine the safety of the deputy governor and strip him of his safety equipment to make him venerable in an effort to perform their evil agenda.
“The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, the Inspector-Normal of Police, Mohammed Adamu, and Director Normal of State Safety Service, Yusuf Magaji Bichi, ought to concentrate on this newest ugly growth in Ondo State.
“Ought to something occur to the deputy governor, his household and workers, the Commissioner of Police in Ondo State must be held accountable.”
When contacted by SaharaReporters, Tee-Leo Ikoro, spokesperson for the Ondo State Police Command, denied the allegations and likewise promised to reply absolutely quickly.
Ajayi had on Sunday defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress to the Peoples Democratic Occasion together with his followers in his bid to contest the October governorship election.
Since his defection, he has been going through difficulties in retaining his seat as threats of impeachment swell by the day.