Official Vehicles: Former Ondo D’gov backs down over Fear of Arrest
By Precious Oluwole
Former deputy Governor of Ondo state, Agboola Ajayi has decided to return official vehicles in his possession after series of altercations between him and his former boss, governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.
Controversies have trailed the return of the offficial vehicles in possession of Ajayi after he had left the government at the end of Akeredolu’s first term in office as Ajayi claimed that he was entitled to the vehicles as the former deputy Governor, the claim that Akeredolu disagreed over and insisted that he must return the vehicles or risked being arrested following a petition to the police.
It was gathered that the Police had given Ajayi 48hours ultimatum to return the vehicles or risked being arrested.
Ajayi on Sunday however made a U-turn in a statement, saying “ 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. ”