Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has mocked Agboola Ajayi, his Deputy and rival in the governorship election contest in the state.
In an interview with Arise TV on Monday, Governor Akeredolu described Ajayi who is the candidate of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) as unfit to run for the office of the governor, wondering what he can offer the people of the state if elected.
The Governor, however, hailed Eyitayo jegede of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), describing him as a worthy contender.
“Eyitayo Jegede is my colleague; he is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria; he is worthy of the office; I cannot see anything wrong with him. He is somebody I have a lot of respect for. He is eminently qualified to be a governor, unlike some people, who are not qualified to be a governor of this state,” said the All Progressive Congress (APC) governorship candidate.
“But Agboola Ajayi of the ZLP, what has he got to offer this state? Nothing! But when it comes to Jegede, not because he is a SAN, but because he is learned; this state is not for a neophyte and a nincompoop. For me, Tayo (Jegede) is a gentleman and is good. I have nothing against him whatever happens at the end of the day, we will remain friends.”
In response, the media aide to the deputy governor, Allen Sowore, said, “Again, Akeredolu’s macabre dance of shame on a national television on Monday, where he called his deputy a neophyte and nincompoop, and other unprintable names vindicates the deputy governor’s assessment of the governor as a man without character.”