Ondo Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has offered explanation to Saturday’s incident at the State Government House in which his deputy, Hon. Agboola Ajayi was prevented from packing out of his official quarters.
The state Commissioner for police believed to be acting on the instruction of Gov. Akeredolu led a retinue of officers including those attached to Ajayi to block his way from moving out of his official residence.
The scene, which was captured on camera, and posted online, went viral drawing mixed reaction.
The governor has however denied any wrongdoing imputed to him in the spectacle via a statement his media aide, Segun Ajiboye released wherein he justified the action of the police.
The statement reads in part: “It is absolute falsehood intended to play victim by the principal actors involved. lt should, however, be placed on records that it is a time-tested code in government’s business for officials to take inventory of offices and quarters before and after an official is moving in or out of offices or quarters.
“It becomes particularly worrisome and suspicious when aides of the Deputy Governor insisted on leaving the premises with items wrapped in unclear ownership as late as 11 pm. Governor Akeredolu, however, reiterated his commitment to “the rights of all, including the Deputy Governor governor. But he has a duty to be firm and dispassionate in exercising the roles assigned to him”.