Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, candidate of the All Progressive Congress in the Ondo governorship election, has dismissed allegations levelled against him by his deputy, Agboola Ajayi.
Naija News reports that Ajayi through his Media Adviser, Allen Sowore, had claimed that Akeredolu collects N750m monthly as security votes.
He accused the wife of the governor and son of also collecting millions of naira as imprests on monthly basis without occupying any constitutionally recognised positions.
“The governor gets a security vote of 750million naira every month. He, Akeredolu, also gets an imprest of about N150million.”
But reacting in a statement through his chief Press Secretary Segun Ajiboye, Akeredolu described Agboola Ajayi as a liar.
Ajiboye said; “True to type, Ajayi has resorted to lies and fabrications that Mr Governor gets a monthly payment of N750m as security vote. This brazen misinformation is not a surprise but a true reflection of the unstable and treacherous content in Ajayi.
“The general public is urged to take advantage of the Freedom of Information Act to interrogate both statements by Mr Governor and Ajayi.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the State Bureaucracy which process such payments is very available to confirm the veracity or frivolity of either of the statements.
“The October 10 governorship election is between integrity and the absence of it.
“The patent greed which has provided motivation for the treachery and perfidy of Ajayi appears to have created further paths of dishonesty to oil his political misadventure. Succinctly, he is misled my his mind of greed. The statement said that
“By his antecedents, Agboola Ajayi would have wittingly provided evidence of the payment of such huge amount even before now if it was true.”