The Ondo State Deputy Governor , Mr Agboola Ajayi , on Tuesday denied media reports that he was planning to resign from the Rotimi Akeredolu administration .
Ajayi , who came third in the just concluded governorship election in the state , said some newspapers reported that he was planning to tender his resignation letter this week , but he described such reports as falsehood and a figment of the imagination of the writers .
In a statement issued by his media adviser , Mr Allen Sowore , the deputy governor alleged that the reports of his planned resignation were sponsored by the governor and his aides.
The statement , which was titled : ‘ Ondo State Deputy Governor , Agboola Ajayi , will not resign ’ , read in part , “ The deputy governor was elected together with Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu by the good people of Ondo State in 2016 . That four years ’ mandate given to both men will not end until February 23 , 2021 .
“ The news of his impending resignation is being sponsored by the governor through the propaganda machinery and machinations of Ondo State Ministry of Information as a subterfuge in preparation for a macabre plan to put the deputy governor ’s forged signature on a prepared resignation letter .
“ The general public should be wary of these latest antics and desperation of the governor to remove his deputy by all means and at any cost illegally .
“ The people of Ondo State , who voted for Agboola Ajayi as deputy governor in 2016 , have not asked him to resign or quit the government . Therefore , he has no reason whatsoever to relinquish the people’ s mandate , which of course is limited by term / time , democratically bestowed upon him .