The member representing Ondo North Senatorial District, Sen. Ajayi Robert Boroffice, on Tuesday raised the alarm that the State Governor, Olusegun Mimiko, was perfecting strategies to impeach his deputy, Alhaji Ali Olanusi, for defecting to the All Progressives Congress.
Boroffice, who is Chairman of the Senate Committee on Science and Technology, in a statement in Abuja, alleged that Mimiko was already harassing his deputy with thugs, a development, he added, was endangering Olanusi’s life.
He argued that Olanusi had the right to defect to any party of his choice since Mimiko, who contested the governorship seat on the platform of Labour Party alongside Olanusi, had also defected to the Peoples Democratic Party.
Boroffice said, “As the Asiwaju of Akokoland, our people have mandated me to warn the Ondo State governor against making attempt to frustrate an industrious and highly prominent Akoko man out of his government simply because he defected to another party.
“Alhaji Olanusi, who is our dear son, had helped to stabilise the Mimiko administration and we won’t fold our arms and watch Governor Olusegun Mimiko frustrate or disgrace him out of office because he had not done anything wrong and it’s unacceptable.
“Olanusi stabilises Mimiko administration. We won’t agree with his antics. He should leave our son alone to enjoy the joint ticket he won together with Mimiko. We are solidly behind him in Akokoland”.