Eyitayo Jegede of the PDP, has called on the people of the state to allow Deputy Governor and governorship rival on the ticket of the Zenith Labour Party ( ZLP), Agboola AjayI, pursue his political ambition in peace.
He said Agboola has the right to pursue his ambition legally. And you must allow him; you must give him his right to move from one party to the other. It is legitimate, it is right for him. It is left for the electorate to decide whether they want the continuation of the APC government in a new bottle as it were; because all that we have gone through in the past three and half years were things that were jointly done by Arakunrin Akeredolu, my learned brother, and His Excellency Agboola Ajayi, who has been his deputy for this number of years. So, it is odd against them “.
On the relationship with Agboola AjayI, Jegede said, “ I want you to be fair to him. I do not imagine for a moment that the deputy governor will say I rejected him. It is not true. I will defend him on that. I don’t think he will say that. First, he came in to contest for the position of a candidate of the PDP while he was and is still serving as deputy governor to an APC government. And we went through the election process and by the grace of God and the support of the people, I emerged. After I emerged, I was in his house; we sat down together. The first day I went there, he was not in. I tried to call him on phone, but his line was not available; the following day when it was available, I went to meet him and we spoke extensively. I sought his cooperation for governance and I said he should come along because we need everybody, the same way I had a discussion with all other aspirants. Apart from talking to every aspirant on the phone, I met them personally and sought the hands of support and fellowship in this business “.