The former Secretary to the Ondo State Government (SSG) Hon. Ifedayo Abegunde who resigned from the governor Rotimi Akeredolu cabinet during the run up to the gubernatorial primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the state has returned to the camp of the Governor.
The ex-SSG, who backed an aspirant, Mr. Olaide Adelami in the APC Primary was led to the Government House Alagbaka on Sunday by leaders of the APC to reconcile with the Governor. Abegunde was said to pledge to work for the re-election of the Governor during the meeting.
Abegunde had described Akeredolu as the worst Governor of the state who is making the people of the state suffer with his policies. He also said the 2016 gubernatorial election in the state was rigged for the Governor as he never won the election.
“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 said.
On why he resigned, the former SSG said it was due to feud between him and the Governor over running of his office and the mediocre performance of the Governor.
“I was suffering in his (Akeredolu) administration because he didn’t release any funds for my office as grants.
“He has been telling lies that he was giving me N5 million every month when he knew nothing was coming to my office.
“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 repeats the lie that he was giving me N5 million monthly, and I would then return to Akure to resign and as well inform the public of his looting sprees”.
According to him, “The government of Akeredolu 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 building.
“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 enable them to cater for the needs of their own supporters.
“I have worked with three governors, and I can say that in the history of Ondo State, Akeredolu is the worst governor.”