Ondo Asembly Member Welcomes Deputy Governor, Ajayi Agboola to ZLP

The Deputy-Minority Leader and Member representing Ondo West constituency 1, Ondo State House of Assembly, Tomide Leonard Akinribido has welcomed Deputy Governor Ajayi Agboola into the party.


Agboola, who recently resigned from the All Progressives Congress (APC) after falling out with Governor Rotimi Akeredolu and defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has jumped ship against to the Zenith Labour Party in order to contest for the governorship election.

Agboola had lost the primary election in PDPO to Eyitayo Jegede, who contested with Akeredolu the last time out in 2016.

Agboola Ajayi
Agboola Ajayi holding PDP card

Agboola took to his Twitter this morning to announce his new party ahead of the October 10 governorship election. According to him, this is to further his aspirations o becoming the state governor.

“Today 10th August 2020, I Resign my membership from the People’s Democratic Party to join Zenith Labour party to further my Aspirations. I appreciate the National Leadership and members of the party for their warm reception and acceptance in the short period i rejoined the party.”


Another shocker for Ajayi Agboola in ZLP?

Meanwhile, there might be another shocker for Agboola in ZLP after 1,200 members of the Zenith Labour Party(ZLP) declared support for the re-election of Akeredolu.

The ZLP has been touted to be the third force to defeat the ruling All Progressives Congress and the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party in the October 10 governorship polls, and Agboola recently announced his defection after being cleared to contest under the platform of the ZLP.

However, members of ZLP led by executives from the wards and local government across the state said they have pulled out of the party structure and they were received by Governor Akeredolu.

A member of the House of Representatives representing Akoko North East/ North West Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, who led the ZLP members said achievements of the Governor have made his re-election a statewide project.

According to Tunji-Ojo, the state has witnessed industrial, infrastructural, and other life-changing projects across the state.

“Governor Akeredolu good deeds are everywhere in terms of education, infrastructure, entrepreneurship, industrialization, human capital development, service delivery, the welfare of workers

“He is a key manager of resources and men. He has shown that excellence can be achieved and Ondo state can move forward.

“Governor Akeredolu has been tested by the people of this state and the people trust him. Regardless of party lines, he has impressed people in terms of excellent performance, and that is why leaders from ZLP have come to declare their support for the Governor”.

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