The son of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, Babajide Akeredolu has threatened to sue his father’s deputy, Agboola Ajayi over alleged false accusation that he siphoned the sum of N433 million from the State’s coffers.
According to Babajide, who described the allegation by the Deputy Governor as malicious and deliberate attempt to malign his person, urged Ajayi to strip himself of immunity in order to prove his allegation in court.Last week Saturday, during the flag-off campaign of the Zenith
Labour Party, ZLP in Ore, Odigbo Local Government area of the
State, the deputy governor, who is the candidate of ZLP for the October 10 governorship poll, had alleged that the governor’s son benefitted from the N4.3 billion allegedly found in a secret account.
Ajayi who has been having running battle with his boss stated that Babajide was paid N433 million from the money under the pretence of consultancy fee.While vowing to take the issue up with the deputy governor,
Babajide disclosed that the move by Ajayi was made for
political gain, which he described as not only wicked but
treacherous and false.
Babajide added that “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 exist
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 an
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
deny, can only come from someone so lowly and frivolous and
unexpected of anyone who holds the high office of a Deputy
He further stated that the allegation by Ajayi was calculated to disparage his person and credibility, which he said had caused severe damage to his reputation and professional interests. The Governor’s son disclosed that his lawyers have been instructed to institute legal action against Ajayi in order to claim full damages for the harm the alleged false statement had done to his reputation.