Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has expressed regrets over the choice of Hon Agboola Ajayi as his running mate in 2016.
He stated this on Saturday at Igbekebo, headquarters of Ese-Odo local government during his “meet the delegates” tour ahead of next Monday primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“Despite the criticism and attack from various quarters that Ajayi is my cousin, l felt that l had made a choice but a wrong choice,” he said.
Akeredolu said the exit of Agboola from the ruling party cleansed the APC for better performance of the party.
While thanking his deputy for leaving the APC, the governor urged party members not to bother about Ajayi.
He said he was happy Ajayi showed his true colour at what he termed the right time.
Akeredolu urged the party delegates to vote for him at the primary and assured he was prepared to do more for the people of the state.
The Ondo State APC governorship primary election is scheduled for Monday, July 20, 2020.
While the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed October 10, 2020, for the governorship election.