Ondo State governor and candidate of the All Progressives Congress(APC) in the October 10 governorship election, Rotimi Akeredolu, on Thursday, said he gave his estranged deputy, Agboola Ajayi, the freedom to operate, but he later betrayed him.
The governor stated this while featuring on a programme on Ondo State Radiovision Corporation in Akure, the state capital.
He said: “Agboola (Ajayi) does not want to wait for his time. I made him comfortable; I asked him to represent me at so many places, but some people were warning me; I said they should leave him alone.
“No deputy governor has collected what he was collecting in the history of the state. I gave him N13 million monthly; his predecessors did not collect as much as that. No deputy governor collects as much as that in Nigeria. I gave him enough room to operate, yet he betrayed me.”
Akeredolu, however, said he was ready to forgive all his detractors, saying as a Christian, he would not begrudge anyone.
Expressing optimism about his chances of winning the governorship election, Akeredolu said: “We have been doing our best for this state; all the abandoned projects of the past administration have been completed.
“We have rehabilitated and constructed over 700 primary schools in this state; we have improved our education system. We have received a loan to complete the abandoned Owena water project and we will do it. We are also working on five dams; there are so many things in our plans to do for the state.”