In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 07th, October, 2020

Drama As Gov Akeredolu Rejects Deputy’s Handshake After Signing Peace Accord

Drama As Gov Akeredolu Rejects Deputy’s Handshake After Signing Peace Accord


Rotimi Akeredolu, Agboola Ajayi

After signing a peace accord forward of the 2020 Ondo State governorship election, Ondo state Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu bluntly refused to shake the arms of his Deputy, Agboola Ajayi.

Only a few days to the election and their was gentle drama once more through the signing of a peace accord to make sure a violence-free election.

The three main contestants, Rotimi Akeredolu of APC, Eyitayo Jegede of PDP, and Agboola Ajayi of ZLP promised to abide by the phrases of the accord.

They vow to eschew utterances and conducts that may encourage violence earlier than, throughout, and after the elections.

On the finish of the occasion, Akeredolu declined a request by the Grasp of Ceremonies for him to both shake arms, contact elbows, or embrace his ZLP opponent; the state deputy governor, Agboola Ajayi.

He would merely wave at his Deputy, however later go on to change pleasantries with PDP candidate, Eyitayo Jegede.

The Chairman, NPC, and former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, who spoke through zoom, urged all stakeholders to decide to the spirit of the accord.

He mentioned,

“The governorship election in Ondo State is just a few days away and we wish peace throughout and after the election. We wish to see Nigeria as a spot, the place folks come out peacefully and vote through the election with out deprivation, and Ondo State deserves this.”

Different members of the peace committee embody Bishop Mathew Kukah and the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’advert Abubakar.

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