By Omotayo Iyanda, Akure
There is an indication that the embattled deputy governor of Ondo State, Mr. Agboola Ajayi, may dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) following his inability to emerge the governorship candidate of the PDP.
Ajayi was said to have met with the former governor of the state and national leader of the ZLP, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko.
Although details of their meeting was not made public, it was speculated that Ajayi was seeking the endorsement of Mimiko and his support to emerge the governorship candidate of the ZLP.
It was gathered that Ajayi, on Friday night, met Mimiko at his Ondo residence to discuss the possibility of flying the party’s ticket.
The meeting came few hours after the governorship candidate of the PDP, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede visited Ajayi at his Okitipupa residence as part of his reconciliation moves after the primary election that produced him.
Sources within the ZLP revealed that Ajayi is begging Mimiko to get the governorship ticket of the party.
Already, ZLP had elected Hon. Rotimi Benjamin, as its candidate for the October 10, 2020 governorship election in the state but it was learnt that the party is considering substituting his name with that of Ajayi if the negotiation works.
However, findings revealed that Mimiko is yet to give a definite answer to Ajayi’s request.