Ondo APC Crisis: IGP Orders Police Commissioner To Restore Deputy Gov’s Security Details

Ondo CP, Bolaji Salami

The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has ordered the Commissioner of Police in Ondo State, Bolaji Salami, to restore the security details of the state’s deputy governor, Hon. Agboola Ajayi, with immediate effect. 

This is sequel to the failure of the State Government’s inability to secure the two-third majority to impeach Agboola as the Deputy Governor.

The IGP’s directive was contained in a memo addressed to the Police Commissioner through the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Operations, Force headquarters Abuja. 

The memo with Ref. No CB: 2002/DOPS/FHQ/ABJ/VOL/77/168 was signed on behalf of the IGP through Austine Agbonlahor, Assistant Inspector-General of Police. 

The security details attached Ajayi  and his office were withdrawn on the orders of the Commissioner of Police in the state last week Wednesday.

The deputy governor who accused the Commissioner of Police of working on the instructions of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu to withdraw the officers had for a while been having running battle with his boss.

Ajayi had engaged in a confrontation with the Commissioner of Police at the Government House following the alleged refusal of the latter to allow the deputy governor to exit the premises allegedly on the orders of the governor.n

Meanwhile, the plan by   Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN to  use 19 out  the 23  APC members of the  State House of Assembly  to impeach the Deputy Governor has suffered a setback owing to the resolve by the majority of the Honourable Members of the State House of Assembly to uphold the sanctity of the hallow chamber. 

The meeting scheduled to hold by 9:00pm on Sunday,  28th June, 2020, at the Government House Ground did not yield the desired results as only nine members showed interest to attend. 

The Deputy Governor in his remark yesterday commended the integrity and courage displayed by the majority of the lawmakers  for shunning all entreaties, inducement and intimidation coming from the Chief Executive.

The Deputy Governor also urged the lawmakers to also shun another latest plan to move the next meeting of the impeachment plot to a private hotel in Ijapo area of Akure, the State capital.

Ajayi called on the security agents and the people of the State to be vigilant and watchful of this latest surreptitious moves by  Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu to illegally remove the Deputy Governor at all cost  for no other reason than the exercise of his constitutional right of freedom of association – by moving from the All Progressives Congress, (APC) to the People’s Democratic Party,(PDP).

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