The Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) confirmed the adoption of Ondo State Deputy Governor, Mr Agboola Ajayi, as its governorship candidate on Sunday, August 2.

Mr Olatunde Felix, the party’s Publicity Secretary, said, “Barring last-minute changes, Mr. Ajayi would run as the party’s candidate on October 20. The party was fine-tuning the details of Mr. Ajayi’s adoption and the substitution of the earlier candidate, Rotimi Benjamin, who was picked at the party primaries and whose name has been submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission.”

He added, “The deal is almost concluded. He (Mr. Ajayi) will be coming into the party as our governorship candidate for the October 10, 2020 governorship election. As soon as the process is concluded we will come out with a communiqué, as we are still dotting the I’s and crossing the t’s. The party’s decision is supreme, and we are a disciplined party and we are sure that the development will come to fruition.”

However, the Chief Press Secretary to Ajayi, Tope Okeowo said that the deputy governor “is consulting and will make his stand known in due course.”

According to Mr Okeowo, Mr Ajayi was yet to resign his membership of the peoples democratic party (PDP).


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