A few days after losing in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Governorship primary election in Ondo State, the Deputy Governor of the State, Agboola Ajayi, has joined the Zenith Labour Party, ZLP.
He will now contest the Governorship election under the ZLP, which was formed by a former of the State, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko.
One of the Deputy Governor’s Aides who spoke under condition of anonymity, confirmed the defection.
The Aide said that there had not been any meaningful discussion between Ajayi and the PDP Governorship Candidate, Eyitayo Jegede, since he won the primary election.
On Friday, July 25, 2020, Ajayi reportedly held a meeting with Mimiko in his Ondo residence.
The meeting took place shortly after the winner of the PDP primary election, Eyitayo Jegede, visited Ajayi, as part of his reconciliation moves.
Ajayi had dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, 30 days to the PDP Governorship primary, but came second with 657 votes.