Ondo State deputy governor, Agboola Ajayi, and the governorship candidate of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) said he earns N12 million naira and not the N13 million as claimed by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.
The deputy governor who had recently fallen out with the governor was reacting to the utterance by the governor claiming he (Ajayi) receives the highest running grant of N13m monthly which is the highest in the country by any deputy governor and yet betrayed him.
Ajayi in his response through his Media Adviser, Allen Sowore, said he is “surprised that the Governor could go to the press announcing the sum of N13m as what the Deputy Governor gets as if it was a gift for the personal use and not for the use of his office.
“The Deputy Governor states that what came to his office until Akeredolu refused to release same was 12million naira per month.
“This includes the imprest of his office, allowances of staff, fuelling of vehicles, care of his residence and welfare of his aides”.
“Huge as the amount may appear, it amounts to not so much when the heads and number of individuals it caters for are considered”