Few hours after sacking the Special Assistant on New Media to the Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Allen Sowore, Governor Arakunrin Akeredolu has also fired the Chief Press Secretary to the embattled Deputy Governor, Babatope Okeowo and five other aides of the Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi, including his wife.
The aides of the Deputy Governor were sacked two days after their boss dumped the ruling APC for PDP.
Recall that on Sunday, Ajayi had quit the APC following months of frosty relationship with his boss, after which he picked the membership card of the PDP.
Shortly after his resignation from APC, the Deputy Governor disclosed that he would not resign from office, stressing that the people who gave him the mandate did not ask him to resign as Deputy Governor.
The sack is not unconnected with the ongoing battle between the Deputy Governor and his boss.
According to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary, CPS to Governor Akeredolu, Segun Ajiboye, the affected aides we’re advised to submit all government’s property in their possession to the Chief of Staff to the Governor.