The deputy governor of Ondo State, Hon Agboola Ajayi, and the governorship candidate of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) on Friday claimed he earns N12 million naira and not the N13 million claimed by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.
Ajayi, who is at loggerheads with with Governor, stated this while reacting to the a statement credited to the governor, where he (Akeredolu) claimed that he (Ajayi) receives the highest running grant for a deputy governor in the country, stating that he receives of N13m monthly.
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.
“The governor gets a security vote of N750million naira every month. He, Akeredolu, also gets an imprest of about N150 million”
Ajayi also alleged that the wife of the governor and son also collect millions of naira as imprest on monthly basis without occupying any constitutionally recognised positions.