…says ‘he didn’t win in 2016’
Former Secretary to the Ondo State Government, Mr. Sunday Abegunde, on Monday, said Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, didn’t win the election in 2016, threatening that he’ll lose in the October governorship poll in the state.
Abegunde said that some of them who made it possible for Akeredolu to become governor would ensure his defeat at the October poll.
He explained that he had to resign from the Akeredolu-led government because of the ill-treatment the governor subjected him to for the three and a half years he was in his administration.
Abegunde spoke on a Yoruba programme on Crest FM, Akure, shortly after submitting his letter of resignation to Governor Akeredolu on Monday.
The former SSG’s resignation letter titled, “Letter of Resignation,” read, “I, Hon. Ifedayo Sunday Abegunde, the Secretary to the State Government of Ondo State hereby tender my letter of resignation.
“I want to thank Mr Governor for giving me the opportunity to serve the Government and people of Ondo State.
“Again, my family and I wish Mr Governor quick recovery.”
According to him, “I suffered in his (Akeredolu) administration because he didn’t release any fund for my office grants. He has been telling lies that he was giving me N5m 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 N5m monthly if we meet face to face, and I would then return to Akure to resign and as well Inform the public of his looting sprees.
“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 round.”
Abegunde, a two-term member of the House of Representatives further said that he resigned because he could no longer be part of a government that made its subjects pass through hardship.
“The Akeredolu’s administration 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 rehabilitating.
“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 operate. I had worked with three governors, and I can say that in the history of Ondo State, Akeredolu is the worst governor.”