He made the comment in reaction to a statement by the Governor, that he was a wrong choice as his Deputy, in the 2016 election.
The Ondo State Governor reportedly stated that despite the criticisms and attacks from various quarters, alleging that Ajayi was his cousin, he felt he made a wrong choice.
However, in a statement issued by his Media Aide, Tope Okeowo, the Deputy Governor said that such a statement from Governor Akeredolu could only come from a frustrated Politician.
The statement titled: ‘Re: I wrongly chose Agoola Ajayi as Deputy’, read: “We understand the frustration of Governor Akeredolu, over his inability to remove his Deputy illegally, through the instrumentality of the House of Assembly, having heavily induced them with State fund to do so.
“It must be put on record that Akeredolu contested in the 2012 Governorship election and came a distant third, in the election won by Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, of the Labour Party.
“It was the experience, weight, and political capital Ajayi brought into the 2016 Gubernatorial election, that produced the current APC-led government in the State.
“If there is any wrong choice, it is Governor Akeredolu who has refused to take all-wise counsel, not only from his Deputy, but by senior citizens of Ondo State.”