Days after the removal of Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Political matters, Mr Augustine Pelemo attached to the office of the Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi from office by the Ondo State Governor, Akeredolu, more facts that would throw light to the matter have emerged on Monday.
This was contained in a statement released by the State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo where details of Pelemo’s removal was included.
According to the statement, it reads that “the sack is with immediate effect because the action of the SSA on Political matters underscores the need to instil sanity and nip in the bud, divisive acts and tendencies inimical to the existing cordiality and cohesion in the administration led by the governor”.
Meanwhile, there were speculations from some sources that the SSA on Political matters to the Deputy Governor, Mrs Ajewola Agboola Ajayi was allegedly sacked by the Governor because Pelemo addressed the Deputy Governor as an acting first lady on his facebook page while wishing her happy birthday.
According to reports, Akeredolu and his wife, while travelling out of the country, handed power to the deputy governor to take charge of the affairs of the state through a letter he transmitted to the State House of Assembly.
This might not be unconnected with the reason Pelemo addressed the wife of the deputy governor as acting First Lady while rejoicing with her on her birthday.
While reacting to the development, the Deputy Governor through his media aide, Babatope Okeowo said ” the deputy governor is aware of the sack of the Special Assistant to the Governor on Political Matter attached to his office.
He said” Governor Akeredolu who has the power to hire all his aides including his Deputy, he also has the power to sack them. That of Pelemo is not an exception”
The Deputy Governor wished Pelemo well in his future political and other endeavours.