The Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has terminated the appointments of the aides attached to the deputy governor Agboola Ajayi.
Ajayi who recently joined the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is yet to resign his post saying he is still in office.
Akeredolu has approved the sack of Allen Sowore, Ajayi’s spokesman.
The governor and Ajayi have been having a running battle. Ajayi defected to PDP where he has indicated interest to run against the governor in October.
The aides sacked by Akeredolu are Olomu Bayo, special assistant, special duties; Olawale Mukaila, special assistant, photography, Babatope Okeowo, deputy chief press secretary; Samuel Ogunmusi, personal assistant, (deputy governor), Omotunmise Tokunbo, special assistant to the wife of the deputy governor; and Erifeyiwa Akinnugba, photography, wife of the deputy governor.
Akeredolu’s chief press secretary, Segun Ajiboye, in a statement, directed the affected aides to submit all government’s property in their possession to the chief of staff to the governor.
Ajayi made headline news at the weekend when policemen led by Bolaji Salami, commissioner of police, prevented him from moving out of government house, Akure.