Former Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Agboola Ajayi, has said that he is ready to make sacrifice so that Akeredolu can concentrate on governance in the state.
In a release he personally signed, Ajayi said that there are many challenges before Akeredolu and that he was willing to make sacrifice to enable the governor focus on what her termed “avalanche of pressing needs.”
The press release was on the series of issues surrounding allegations of failing to return his official vehicles to the government after leaving office.
Below is the full text of his statement.
“Recall that in my farewell message to the good people of Ondo State, on 24th February,2021, I wished Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN and his Deputy, Lucky Ayedatiwa success in their administration.
“I stand by that ! As a citizen of the state it is in my interest and in the interest of all of us that this current administration demonstrates good governance, transparent policy making and effective change.
” Unfortunately members of the inner circle of the Governor have decided to prioritise their time to harass me on a number of issues, most especially with regards to the return of vehicles. I had hoped these petty interactions would have ceased after the recent inauguration.
“To be clear – if the return of these two vehicles will make the administration focus more on the avalanche of pressing needs, challenges and predicaments facing the state most especially insecurity, the absence of governance and unpaid salaries across the entirety the Ondo public sector – then I’m ready to make the sacrifice and return the two vehicles which they so desperately need . I am not the problem of the present administration.
“I have MOVED ON. Once again, I wish Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN and his Deputy Lucky Ayedatiwa Success in their administration.”
Hon.Chief Agboola Alfred Ajayi,
Former Deputy Governor,
18th April, 2021.