Ondo and Edo States seem to have their political navels enjoined as they tend to share same political affinity.
The defection of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu’s deputy, Hon Agboola Ajayi to the opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP clearly indicates that just like Edo all is not well in Ondo APC.
Going down memory lane in 2007 when the then President Umaru Yar’dua and the PDP party felt the election that brought it into power was flawed, the need to trade some states came to fore.
In Ondo Olusegun Agagu had emerged governor and in Edo Senator Oserheimen Osunbor too had defeated Adams Oshiomhole of the ACN.
PDP probably feeling guilty concorted all manners of judicial methods alongside some political leaders and traded both states.
By the end of 2008, Oshiomhole and Olusegun Mimiko of Labour Party, LP had emerged governors of both states.
Oshiomhole ensured he crushed all those that brought him to power and even went to Ogbe Stadium to bury apostle of godfatherism in the state, the Late political sage, Chief Tony Anenih who supported him through the backdoor.
Both states are already being haunted by the ghosts of political and judicial manouvres of 2007 through 2008.
Last Sunday, Agboola decided to finally jump ship by pitching tent with PDP leaving behind Akeredolu that they both had a joint ticket in the APC, a clear signal that the APC is no longer at ease in Ondo just like Edo.
This is coming exactly one week after Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki dumped the APC pitching his tent with the PDP.
The APC at the national level is facing leadership crisis as it has not been able to pick an acting chairman after Oshiomhole was suspended by the Appeal Court after his screening committee disqualified Obaseki from partaking in the APC guber primary in the state.
In the case of Agboola, he has not been suspended or disqualified but sensing the danger ahead and the envisaged outcome of whatever structure the APC put in place the man simply shifted his base to PDP.
Agboola is said to enjoy top grassroots followership in the state which he used to support Akeredolu in the last guber polls in the Sunshine State.
If he gets the PDP final nod, the APC that is already having cracks at both state and national levels may just wave bye bye to both states just the way PDP deliberately sold them to the opposition in 2007.