Ondo State Government has sacked seven aides deployed to the office of the Deputy Governor, Hon Agboola Ajayi.
The sacking of the aides is not unconnected to the defection of Ajayi to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party(PDP).
Ajayi however insisted that he would not resign as Deputy Governor.
Those sacked were Mr Olomu Bayo, Special Assistant, Special Duties; Mr. Olawale Abolade Mukaila, Special Assistant Photography; Mr. Babatope Okeowo, Deputy Chief Press Secretary; Mr. Samuel Sam Ogunmusi Personal Assistant (Deputy Governor); Mr. Tokunbo Omotunmis Special Assistant to the wife of the Deputy Governor; Mrs Erifeyiwa Shola Akinnugba (Photography, wife of the Deputy Governor) and Mr Allen Sowore, Special Assistant on New Media.
A statement by Chief Press Secretary to Akeredolu, Mr. Segun Ajiboye, said the affected aides were advised to submit all government’s properties in their possession to the Chief of Staff to the Governor
The statement said Governor Akeredolu wished them luck in their future endeavours.