Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu’s son, Babajide Akeredolu is set to battle Deputy Governor Agboola Ajayi for accusing him of siphoning N433 million.
He said; “I find it imperative to state unambiguously that I do not hold any political office.”
“It is evil and most wicked to make such allegation that exists mainly in the minds of Hon. Agboola, the ZLP candidate and his ilk against me.”
“I state with emphasis that it is the greatest disrespect and intentional distortion of facts for the said Gubernatorial candidate of the ZLP to state inter alia that I siphoned Four hundred and thirty-three million naira of Ondo State’s funds under the disguise of consultancy fees.”
“This allegation which I denied, can only come from someone so lowly and frivolous and unexpected of anyone who holds the high office of a Deputy Governor.”
“The allegation by Ajayi is calculated to disparage my person and credibility, which has caused severe damage to my reputation and professional interests.”
“My lawyers have been instructed to institute legal action against Ajayi in order to claim full damages for the harm the alleged false statement has done to my reputation.”
For those who don’t know, the deputy governor during the flag-off campaign of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) in Ore, Odigbo Local Government area of the State alleged that the governor’s son benefitted from the N4.3 billion allegedly found in a secret account.
He added that Babajide was paid N433 million from the money under the pretense of consultancy fee.