Former APC Deputy Governor to late Rotimi Akeredolu, His Excellency Hon. Agboola Ajayi has clinched the PDP Governorship ticket to contest for the 2024 Governorship race on Ondo State.
Alfred Agboola Ajayi born 24 September 1968 is a Nigerian politician, lawyer, and businessman who served as  deputy governor of Ondo State from 2017 to 2021
On 21 June 2020, Ajayi resigned his membership from the ruling party All Progressives Congress (APC) and defected to the opposition party Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), citing irreconcilable differences between him and his governor, Rotimi Akeredolu and that the APC party ‘has become a poisoned space’
Ajayi started his political career under the platform of Social Democratic Party (SDP) and became the chairman of SDP in Old Opoi Ward 1 from 1988 to 1998. He later joined People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in 1998 and was made the Secretary of PDP in Ilaje/Ese Odo LGA between 1998 and 1999. He was later made the Supervisor for Agriculture for Ese-Odo LGA from 1999 to 2001 and subsequently appointed as Supervisor for Works and Transport for Ese-Odo LGA from 2001 to 2003. He then went on to become the Caretaker Chairman of Ese Odo LGA between 2003 and 2004 before he was finally elected as the chairman of Ese-Odo LGA from 2004 to 2007. He also served as former member of the Federal House of Representatives and represented Ilaje/Ese Odo federal constituency under the PDP. During his time in the House, Ajayi served as the chairman House Committee on NDDC from 2007 to 2010.
The battle line is now drawn between Ayedatiwa of APC and Agboola of PDP both from Southern Senatorial District of Ondo State for the Governor’s seat at Alagbaka Akure come November 2024.

Wole Akingbasote
Atlanta, USA

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