Ondo Deputy Governor Hon. Agboola Ajayi, on Sunday, resigned from the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Tendering his resignation letter at the APC secretariat in Apoi Ward 2, Ese Odo LGA, Ajayi said everybody knew why he left the APC.
Shortly after, the Ondo Deputy Governor immediately picked membership card of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) at his ward where he announced his defection to the party and obtained his party card.
It is speculated that nine members of the Ondo House of Assembly would join him to officially defect to the PDP on Monday.
Hon Ajayi, who hinted that some bigwigs of the All Progressives Congress(APC) will join the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) in the coming days, stated he will not resign from office.
He stated he remains Deputy Governor even though he has resigned from the APC.
The Ondo Deputy Governor said he was duly elected and voters have not told him to resign his position.
His words: “I am here to officially announce to you that as from today I cease to be a member of the APC. I came to tender my resignation letter to the ward chairman.
“The reason I am taking this action is known to all of you. I listened to the advice from all supporters across the state The Ese Odo Local Government will continue to witness peace and progress.
“It is a painful thing that I am leaving the APC but there is time for everything. As a Nigerian. I have the fundamental freedom to belong to any party or group.
“What will happen in this state is going to be like a tsunami as many bigwigs in the APC will be joining the PDP in a matter of days.”
At the secretariat of the PDP in the same ward where he announced his return to the party and collected his party card, he said: “Like I said earlier, everybody all over the world knows why I left the APC. Some hours ago, you all know what happened to me at the Government House but I am a man of peace.”
Describing the action of the Commissioner of Police, Bolaji Salami at the Government House as a show of shame, he said the Police Commissioner turned himself to a useful tool in the hands of desperate politicians.
Ajayi said the attitude of the Ondo Police boss showed Nigeria was not ripe for state police.
Ward 2 chairman of the PDP in Apoi, Mr Festus Oboro, said the PDP would be further strengthened.
Oboro said Ajayi would add value to the party in the state.