The Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Hon. Agboola Ajayi has dismissed reports of a rift between him and his boss, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.
He made this known while speaking at his 51st birthday celebration at the Ondo State Government House, Akure.
According to the Deputy Governor, he has the best working relationship with his boss.
Ajayi stated that Ondo State is heading towards a political period, particularly with the governorship election coming up in 2020.
He said: “All that is being written about me is expected. This is a political period where politicians get to hear all manner of cooked up stories.
“Prior to the last governorship election in the state where my boss (Akeredolu) emerged, I told him (Akeredolu) that I will support him in any way possible. Initially, I don’t have interest until he picked me as his deputy.
“I have served at the ward level, local government level, state level and at the federal level. So, there is nothing that I’m looking for that God has not done for me. I’m a fulfilled man.
“Let’s continue to pray for the governor. It is not easy to lead a state. Even within one’s family, it is not easy.
“Whenever I’m with him, his concern is always about Ondo State. All he wants is the greatness of Ondo State. Those that are very close to him, know him very well that he meant well for the state.
“A lot of people are saying a lot of things about me and the governor. There is never a time I have been to him that he has refused my requests. He has never reduced anything allocated to my office.
“All that is being said are fabrications, there’s no need to pay attention to such.”