Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has denied the allegation levelled against him by his deputy, Mr Agboola Ajayi, that he had been collecting N750 million as security vote.
The media aide to the deputy governor, Mr Allen Sowore, had in a statement on Friday said Akeredolu received N750 million as security vote but the governor denied it, describing the statement as false and mischievous.
The Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr Segun Ajiboye, who did not disclose the actual amount the governor receives as security vote, said Sowore’s statement was to misinform the people.
In the statement titled ‘Re: N750m security vote your mindset of greed misleads you,’ Ajiboye said: “True to type, Ajayi has resorted to lies and fabrications that Mr Governor gets a monthly payment of N750m as security vote. This brazen misinformation is not a surprise but a true reflection of the unstable and treacherous content in Ajayi.
“The general public is urged to take advantage of the Freedom of Information Act to interrogate both statements by Mr Governor and Ajayi. For the avoidance of doubt, the state bureaucracy, which processes such payments, is very available to confirm the veracity or frivolity of either of the statements.
“The October 10 governorship election is between integrity and the absence of it. The patent greed which has provided motivation for the treachery and perfidy of Ajayi appears to have created further paths of dishonesty to oil his political misadventure. Succinctly, he is misled by his mind of greed.”
Ajiboye challenged the deputy governor to provide the evidence of payment of the security vote if he was sure of the allegation.