The Ondo State secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed regret over the decision of deputy governor, Alfred Agboola Ajayi, to leave the party, after series of efforts and attempts by royal fathers and party leaders, from within and outside the State, to forestall his migration.
The party, in a statement from its Publicity Secretary, Mr. Alex Kalejaye, said his letter of resignation from the party was received with mixed feelings, wondering how, “the journey commenced in one accord a few years back could go awry this soon!”
The party described the development as ‘worrisome and unfortunate’.
The statement informed that the State Working Committee of the party was, however, taken aback by a reported statement credited to Hon. Ajayi that he would remain the deputy governor as long as his people have not asked him to quit, describing the statement as ‘vexatious’.
“It is imperative to remind Hon. Ajayi that he ran on an APC ticket given to Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN), and both were sponsored by the party.
“Now that he chooses to defect, the party advises Agboola to tow the path of wisdom, and resign honourably as the deputy governor of Ondo State,” the statement admonished.
The state chapter of the party, while wishing him and his followers a safe trip to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), however, assured them of its willingness to re-absorb them whenever they opt to retrace their steps.