Ondo 2020: Akeredolu speaks on alleged rift with Tinubu

Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has reacted to allegations that he has a frosty relationship with the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu.

There have been speculations that the APC leader was not in support of the re-election of the Ondo governor which reportedly led to Tinubu supporting another aspirant, Segun Abraham, before the party's primary election last month. But he was disqualified over issues with his university certificate.

But in an interview on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Wednesday, Akeredolu described such claims as false and an attempt to cause a rift between him and the former governor of Lagos State. The governor also said his relationship with Tinubu is cordial.

Speaking on the issue between him the Deputy Governor of the state, Agboola Ajayi, the governor said the main cause of their disagreement is over-ambition and greed on the part of his deputy.

The governor stressed that Ajayi decided to exit the ruling APC to “where he belongs.” He asked Agboola to emulate the likes of the deputy governor of Edo State, Philip Shuaibu, and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who are loyal to their principals.

Governor Akeredolu, however, said he is optimistic of victory in the October 10 governorship election in the state.

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