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Aggrieved APC Members In Ogun State Say Gov. Dapo Abiodun Is A Failure In Integrity & Good Governance.

Dapo Abiodun.

Some aggrieved member of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC in Ogun State have come out hard on the Governor of the state, Dapo Abiodun, over his failure to honour some of most essential part of the state, especially after deceiving or conniving with some for his personal gain to power.

The aggrieved members who regard themselves as Good Government Project with a theme, “Royal Endorsements and Political Procurements” said in their communiqué that “A few months ago, traditional rulers in Ado-Odo/Ota and other Yewa towns turned down a visit from a candidate of a political party in Ogun State. Noise was raised that the Ogun State Government under Prince Dapo Abiodun was behind all the noise, but with the allegation was that he had threatened all traditional rulers in Ogun State against open fraternization and endorsements of political candidates.

According to the group, there were also reports of threats to sanction some civil servants in the state for openly attending the political rallies of some candidates, with query letters to this effect issued, yet, there was no response from the Governor or the Government.

On the contrary, the group said that Prince Dapo Abiodun had openly secured the "Endorsements" of traditional rulers in Ijebuland and Yewaland, and in a brazen display of arrogance, this was flashed on the pages of newspapers and lavishly posted on the social media, with the facts available to us, we envisage the cost of each traditional rulers' endorsement is put at One Hundred Thousand Thousand Naira N100,000.00

The group also alleged that another candidate of the Governor's party had all traditional rulers from Ogun West seated during a political empowerment program, yet no hell was let loosed.

They claim that as the election approaches, Prince Dapo Abiodun has again turned to Civil Servants, gratuitous donations and promises became issues and this was lavishly being celebrated in the media.

They said that pensioners were promised their entitlements as if the Governor is doing them a favour, even as Health and Medical Workers are again promised payments of their Hazzard Allowances which has been withheld for many months and years, with Notices and announcement of Leave Bonuses, for men and women, who have toiled and given their all in the service of their State, we think it shouldn’t be when election is around the corner that they should be getting Promisory Notes of their earned and well deserved entitlements.                                                                                            

They say, for three and half years, Governor Dapo Abiodun switched off on the people of Ogun State, became unreachable to all traditional rulers, workers and their unions, so, coming on the eve of elections is like a man who feels he needs to talk to people only when he needs them, so, his brand of politics suggest that everyone is a commodity that he can buy with money, and once the product is in his hands, he dispenses with the seller. And in another cycle of four years, he comes back to the market to buy the people's votes and trust, and when Ogun State citizens are goaded to invest their votes in him, he turns off on them again, and this time permanently.

The suggestion therefore is that outside the civil Service, what we see being celebrated is the brazen display of corruption on political patronage and procurements, which means that Governor Dapo Abiodun now buys anything and anyone buyable with Ogun State's Tax Payers money, so, for a Government that has neglected its workers and pensioners in the past four years in an arrogant display of opulence and wealth just days to election cannot be said to have empathy.

According to them again, we hear of millions of dollars being shared to "decampees" for political patronage, while workers who sweat for the state are denied their entitlements, which shows that

Governor Dapo Abiodun has failed the first integrity test of good governance and he has also failed the empathy test.


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