The twenty (20) All Progressives Congress (APC) Chairman across in the 20 Local Government Area of Ogun State say the suspended Local Government Chairman of Ijebu East, Mr Wale Adedayo do not mean well for the state, describing his claims as unfounded.
The Chairmen paid a courtesy visit to the Secretary to the Government of Ogun State in his office in Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta saying they have independently taken steps to investigate all the claims by Mr Adedayo having visited the Chief Economic Adviser, Mr Dapo Okubadejo but found out that “he was played to the gallery and out rightly being mischievous.
Speaking on behalf of the group, APC chairman for Abeokuta South who is also the Chairman of the body, Mr. Henry Fagbenro said the facts and figures showing the disbursement of allocation to Local Governments in the State in the last Four years out rightly negates the claims of the suspended chairman saying “we suspect that Mr Adedayo does not mean well for the state and to us his plan is to derail this present administration which is already on course”.
Fagbenro noted that the group as a stakeholder to steps to find out what is the truth behind the whole saga but was embarrassed that what was in the media was basically false and misleading.
He added that “SSG sir, if you care to know, when we heard all this fake stories being circulated we were worried not because we were oblivious of the inclusiveness of this administration in ensuring that he carried all stakeholders along being a stickler to rules and regulations but because we felt the claimant being a chairman cannot say what is not true at his level. Albeit, we were taken aback having found out the truth by ourselves and we dissociate ourselves completely from his incendiary and ignoble actions.
Fagbenro added that contrary to Adedayo’s claims that LG’s received zero allocations, the state government augments the allocation almost on a daily basis while also earmarking funds for them to be able to carryout capital projects.
In his response, the SSG, Mr Tokunbo Talabi commended the party chairmen for taking the initiative to investigate on their own as major stakeholders in the state describing the step as one in the right direction.
Talabi said the administration of Prince Dapo Abiodun has genuinely demonstrated inclusiveness and transparency for all to see knowing that government had not much credibility with the people before the present government came on board.
The state Scribe noted that the Governor was really baffled by the claims of Mr Adedayo knowing that his administration gives hundreds of millions almost on a monthly basis to shore up their allocation so as fulfil their statutory obligations.
Talabi emphatically mention that no less than N1.8billion has been given to the 20Local Government Councils to undertake infrastructural projects with close supervision of the state in order to ensure the projects are not concentrated in one area than the other, “so the governor felt his magnanimity was being taken for granted with all this fallacies.”
The State scribe said “I only urge you all to go out there to educated out people whom he may have dissuaded because I know that truth is sacred and will always prevail”. This administration is open and transparent like no other and I think may be this our passion to ensure that our people are actively involved in the day to day running of government is being taken for granted but the Governor has affirmed that he will continue to do what is right”.