Agboola Ajayi, candidate of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) for the forthcoming Ondo State governorship election, has accused Rotimi Akeredolu, the state governor, of frustrating his campaign.
Ajayi, who is the current state Deputy Governor, made the allegation in a statement issued by Allen Sowore, his Special Adviser on Media, on Tuesday.
According to the deputy governor, Governor Akeredolu refused to approve the venue to kick off his campaign in Akure, the state capital.
The ZLP candidate alleged that the action of the agency was on the order of Governor Akeredolu, describing the alleged action of the governor as undemocratic and condemnable.
The statement read: “Let be it known that the Zenith Labour Party applied for the usage of the M.K.O Abiola Democracy Park, Akure to flag off its campaign rally. After the successful completion of all due process, the agency responsible, acting on the instruction of Ondo State governor deliberately hiked the price from the original N5million, which the venue was given out to the PDP for its own rally on Saturday, 12th September, 2020.
“Even at that, the ZLP was ready to pay the N11 million charged but the official in charge disappeared. It then became clear that Governor Akeredolu was ready to frustrate the ZLP. This is a condemnable act!”