Two Special Assistants to Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State on Wednesday resigned their appointments.
The duo also defected to the All Progressives Congress, APC.
They are Aderonke Morolayo, the Special Assistant on Political Matters, and Victor Ojo, the Special Assistant on Mobilisation.
In her letter of resignation dated November 2, 2016 and addressed to the Governor, Morolayo said: “This is to formally inform Your Excellency of my resignation from the government of Ondo State due to circumstances beyond my control.
“Your Excellency, let me also use this medium to thank and appreciate you for counting me worthy to serve the good people of Ondo state in this capacity.”
She informed Mimiko that his decision to have his successor from the Central Senatorial District, where he hailed from, would make the Peoples Democratic Party to lose the November 26 governorship poll.
Morolayo and Ojo on Wednesday formally declared their membership of the APC.
A statement by the APC’s Publicity Secretary in the state, Abayomi Adesanya, said the two politicians were received into the party by the deputy governorship candidate in the forthcoming election, Agboola Ajayi.
It said the two new members had pledged to work for the success of APC in the election.
The statement quoted Ajayi as assuring the defectors of equal opportunities and urged them to work assiduously for the party’s victory on November 26.
Meanwhile, Movement for Democratic Dividend, MDD, has accused PDP candidate, Jimoh Ibrahim, of making Ondo ungovernable for Mimiko.