The governorship candidate of the Zenith Labour Party and embattled deputy governor of Ondo, Hon Agboola Ajayi has replied Governor Rotimi Akeredolu over his comment on his defection.
While responding to Akeredolu in a statement by his Media Adviser, Allen Sowore in Akure on Tuesday, Ajayi berated his principal for describing him as a betrayal, neophyte and a nincompoop.
The statement read: ”The governor’s reckless gaffe is a continuation of his fruitless and sterile efforts to demean the constitutionally established office of the Deputy Governor and his person.
“The Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi is not surprised at this latest castigation of his person by Mr Governor. This has been the favourite tactics of Akeredolu and now that he’s frustrated by the people’s obvious rejection of his reelection bid, it’s expected that he would not desist on the road to infamy and perfidy.
“Governor Akeredolu is notorious for having a loose tongue, fueled most times by Dutch courage. His verbal attacks on notable leaders, particularly whenever they disagree with his clannish myopic world view is well established.
“Therefore, it is in his character to hurl verbal grenades which are usually undignifying of his age, person, professional calling and the political office he currently occupies.
“Again, Akeredolu’s macabre dance of shame on national television on Monday, September 7, 2020, where he called the Deputy a “neophyte” and other unprintable names vindicates the Deputy Governor’s assessment of the governor as a man without character; a certified and egomaniac misfit, whom the gods have promoted above his character and capacity to govern a decent state like Ondo.
“Like the biblical Saul, Rotimi Akeredolu SAN has become intimidated, angry and envious of the past achievements, present acceptance and the daily rising profile of the Deputy Governor as the October 10 Governorship election approaches.
“More than ever before, the good people of Ondo State will now agree that Governor Rotimi Akeredolu SAN is undeserving of their mandate and votes.
”Akeredolu has proven beyond a reasonable doubt that he is a man/leader without character, who can only bring disgrace to Ondo State in the comity of states.”