The Ondo State deputy governor, Mr Agboola Ajayi on Sunday dumped the All Progressives Congress, APC, for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Ajayi, who is at loggerheads with Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, however, is hanging onto his position as the deputy governor, which he refused to relinquish claiming the electorate, who elected him have not told him to do otherwise.
Speaking at Apoi Ward 2, in Ese Odo Local Government Area of the State where he joined the PDP, the deputy governor said: “I am here to officially announce to you that as from today I ceased 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.”