Ondo Deputy Governor Reacts Over The Withdrawal Of His Police Escorts
View pictures in App save up to 80% data. The crisis between Governor Akeredolu Ale and his Deputy, Agboola Ajayi reached its peak, on Wednesday, when the police escorts of the latter were withdrawn, obviously, on the orders of the state Commissioner of Police, who must have also acted upon the instructions of the Governor.
Reacting to the devlopment, the state Deputy Governor said his escorts were, withdrawn on the orders of the Ondo state Commissioner of Police, Mr Bolaji Salami, thereby exposing his life, family and staff to a grave danger. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
The Deputy Governor's reaction was contained in a statement issued on his behalf by his Chief Press Secretary, Babatope Okeowo, monitored by Naija News, on Wednesday.
The Chief Press Secretary lamented that it was the same Commissioner of Police, Bolaji Salami, that held the Deputy Governor hostage for more than four hours inside the Government House, in Akure, on June 21, this year, despite his status that grants him immunity against such act, as stipulated under the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
According to the statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary, "We are not oblivious of their surreptitious move to undermine the security of the Deputy Governor and strip him of his security apparatus to make him venerable in order to carry out their evil agenda." View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
Babatope Okeowo added that, "The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, and the Director General of State Security Service, Yusuf Magaji Bichi should be aware of this latest ugly development in Ondo State."
He then called on all Nigerians to note that, "Should anything happen to the Deputy Governor, his family and staff, the Commissioner of Police in Ondo State should be held responsible.”
It will be recalled that Governor Akeredolu Ale, had been having running battle with his Deputy, Agboola Ajayi, since the inception of their administration in Ondo state.