Former SSG to Ondo state, Ifedayo Abegunde is alleging that the 2016 election that made Akeredolu Governor was rigged
The former Secretary to the state is on a tell it all spree after resigning from his position on Monday July 6th
Its no news that there seems to be a war going on between Akeredolu who is the governor of Ondo state and an APC member
With these ongoing crisis comes the allegation by Ifedayo that 2016 election was rigged
Abegunde further continues to insist that Akeredolu did not win
the 2016 governorship election while speaking on a programme on Crest 87.7 Fm,
and adds that he (Akeredolu) lost the 2016 governorship poll
to the then Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Eyitayo Jegede.
He further reveals that some “moneybags” in the All Progressives Congress (APC)
including himself, rigged Akeredolu into power in 2016
by manipulating the election result in his favour.
Abegunde said and we quote;
“It was through the powers from me
and other APC pillars that made INEC
declare Akeredolu as governor
after he had lost the election.
“So, Akeredolu didn’t win the Ondo governorship 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.”
On why he resigned, the former SSG said;
“Akeredolu has reduced the government
to the property of his wife, son and in-laws
and all government contracts goes to these same set of people from the State.”
Abegunde who also denied claims of N5m being allocated to his office on monthly basis,
said he was unable to cater for the needs of those who joined him
to support the government because funds were not allocated to his office.
He however added that;
“Where on earth did the governor give me such funds
or let him come forward with the evidence.
“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 lies that he was giving me N5m monthly.
“And I will then return to Akure to resign
and as well inform the public of his looting spree.”
The former SSG also described the government of Akeredolu
as the worst in the history of Ondo State,
while recounting his experience with three different governors in the state.