It will be recalled that Oduduwa News made it known to the public last week that the Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Agboola Ajayi has perfected his plan to move from PDP to Zenith Labour Party ZLP.
Today, the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) headquarters has cleared the Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Agboola Ajayi, to contest as the party’s candidate in the October 10 governorship election.
One of those who is said to have endorsed Mr Ajayi is a former governor of the state, Olusegun Mimiko, who gave him some conditions to be met.
Mr Mimiko told Mr Ajayi that he must be willing to complete some of his abandoned policies and also pick deputy governorship candidate from his camp.
ODUDUWA NEWS gathered that Mr Ajayi was cleared to contest by the ZLP national executive council last week.
Confirming the development, the deputy governor’s spokesperson, Tope Okeowo, said “he has been cleared and no going back on that again. He is ZLP candidate”
He also confirmed that a formal defection from the PDP would be done before the end of the week.
Mr Ajayi’s name would be used to replace the current governorship candidate of ZLP, Rotimi Benjamin, this newspaper learnt.
Such substitution is still allowed now based on the timetable released by the electoral commission, INEC.