The Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Barrister Agboola Ajayi has come under online attacks for alleged inconsistencies in his academic and professional records.
According to his accusers, Agboola claims to have acquired his SSCE certificate in 2004 while he was also a serving as a Local Government Chairman at that same time. It is alleged that he claimed in his records to be a full time student of community High School Mobolorunduro In the 2004 May/ June SSCE.
Another allegation against Agboola is that he was already a member of the House of Representatives at the time he claimed to have been called to the bar as a lawyer.
“It’s not a hidden fact that to be called to Bar, he must be a full time student of the Nigerian Law School in the 2009/2010 academic year, same time he’s a full time member of the House of Reps, which is impossible,” a Twitter commentator said.
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However, Today’s Echo gathered that Agboola’s travails may have stemmed from his recent clash with his boss, Ondo State governor Rotimi Akeredolu. According to some sources, Agboola got a hint that Akeredolu would not retain him as his Deputy Governor for the 2020 gubernatorial election in the state and therefore, decided to work against the governor. According to sources close to the state government, the governor, in retaliation, has sponsored damaging attacks on Agboola’s reputation.