The immediate past Secretary to the State Government (SSG) to the Ondo state Hon. Ifedayo Sunday Abegunde has revealed how he and few others in the All Progressives Congress (APC) made the incumbent governor to emerge in 2016.
According to the former SSG popularly known as Abena, it was his effort and other APC pillars that made the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announce Akeredolu governor after he had lost it.
He said: “Akeredolu didn’t win the election in 2016 but we made it possible for him to become governor. We were the pillars behind him and we will not support him again. He will lose this time around.”
Abegunde who spoke in Akure shortly after he resigned his appointment said the ill-treatment he received from the Akeredolu administration forced him to quit.
Reacting on the N5 million which Akeredolu reportedly said he was giving him as office grants monthly, Abegunde said the governor was only telling lies.
His words: “I was suffering in his administration because he didn’t release any fund for my office grants. He has been telling lies that he was giving me N5 million every month even when he knew he didn’t give me such money.
“Where on earth did the governor give me such funds? Recently, I reported him to governor Fayemi of Ekiti state and he promised to invite both of us to Abuja for settlement. I remember that I told Fayemi that I was going to spit on the face of Akeredolu if he repeated the lie that he was giving me N5 million monthly, and I would then return to Akure to resign and as well as inform the public of his looting sprees.
“The government of Akeredolu is making the entire people of the state suffer and I cannot be part of that any longer. Everyone is suffering. He doesn’t pay salaries at the right time. As a matter of fact, Akeredolu has not performed to the expectations of the masses apart from the roads he is building.
“Akeredolu has turned former governor Mimiko to a saint with his own abysmal performance. We now see that Mimiko did well as governor because he gave his people enough funds to enable them to cater for the needs of their own supporters. I had worked with three governors, and I can say that in the history of Ondo state, Akeredolu is the worst governor.
“Akeredolu has reduced the government to the property of his wife, son and in-laws from Imo state. All the contracts in the state are being given to his wife, son and the people from Imo state.”