The Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Agboola Ajayi, will be resigning his membership of the Peoples Democratic Party this week.
Ajayi who lost in the party’s governorship primary to Eyitayo Jegede is set to dump the party to achieve his governorship ambition.
There are speculations that the Ondo State deputy governor who defected from the All Progressives Congress in June has almost concluded arrangements for his defection with the leadership of the Zenith Labour Party.
Information gathered revealed that Ajayi has been adopted as the governorship candidate of the party in the October 10 election.
A source which spoke with Punch noted that the Ondo State Deputy Governor would first resign his membership of the PDP before he formally joins the ZLP.
The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, because he was not authorised to speak on the issue, said, “He (Ajayi) will go to his ward to resign from the PDP and he will join the ZLP immediately. Everything will be done this week. The plan has been completed.”
The source further stated that the leadership of the ZLP is working effortlessly to replace the name of its candidate for Ajayi on the list of candidates identified by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
The state Publicity Secretary of the ZLP, Mr Felix Olatunde, confirmed the development.