The Ondo State Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi, has officially joined Zenith Labour Party, saying he switched allegiance in order to rescue the state from clannish,nepotic and lacklustre leadership.
Agboola stated this in Azure while justifying his defection to the ZLP on Friday.
The ZLP governorship candidate noted that the Oluwarotimi Akeredolu Administration had not lived up to the people’s expectations, pointing out that the outrageous tuitions of the state’s tertiary institutions would be reversed if elected as the governor.
Ajayi said he joined the ZLP to put practical effect to the expectations of the people who obviously are not enamoured by the options offered by the two major parties in the state, Peoples Democratic Party and All Progressives Congress.
Ajayi, who said the party primaries of the two major parties characterised by the victory of subterfuge over and above democratic norms made his throwing his hat into the ring on the more credible Zenith Labour Party platform.
He said: “It is obvious that the affirmation of incumbent governor as the candidate of the APC coupled with the seeming failure of the PDP to produce a dependable and formidable alternative has dampened the democratic enthusiasm and morale of the people.
“To stir hope and rechannel the energy of the progressive electorates, I am teaming up with members of the ZLP, my teeming allies from both the PDP and APC and allies from the other parties.”
The Deputy Governor said “he was humbled by calls, advice and demands from critical stakeholders, supporters and most importantly, the generality of the people to consider himself as the arrow head of a new dependable, credible and vibrant alternative alliance for a desirable leadership for the state.”
He said after critically analysing the terrain, he found the ZLP as the dependable platform to rescue Ondo State from a lacklustre, nepotistic and clannish leadership.
Ajayi said: “Today, I formally join the Zenith Labour Party to achieve the noble cause of giving Ondo State a new direction and purposeful leadership.
“I call on all my teeming supporters, friends, followers and the admirers of good governance to show commitment and dedication by mobilising and campaigning for the Zenith Labour Party in their various wards across the state.
“The collective wish and yearnings of the good people of Ondo State remain the impetus for the bid to wrestle the governance of the state from political demagogue.”