Ondo: How We Rigged Akeredolu’s Election In 2016 – Ex-SSG Abegunde

The immediate past Ondo state Secretary General, Sunday Abegunde, on Monday said the state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu lost the 2016 elections but emerged because they ‘made it possible for him’.

Ondo: How We Rigged Akeredolu's Election In 2016 - Ex-SSG Abegunde
Ondo: How We Rigged Akeredolu’s Election In 2016 – Ex-SSG Abegunde

He made the comment while giving reasons for his resignation during an interview on Crest FM, Akure.

Speaking on why he resigned from the administration, Abegunde saiid: “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 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 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.”

Responding to question on how Mr Akeredolu emerged in 2016, he simply 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.”

He added that “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.”

Abegunde who has been a two-term member of the House of Representatives has been at loggerhead with his boss for months over the upcoming election.

After his resignation, the state governor Rotimi Akeredolu announced Temitayo Oluwatuyi as the new SSG

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