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‘I’m Hiding Presently, He’s After My Life’ – Ogun LG Chair Who Accused Gov Abiodun Of Diverting Funds

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Ijebu East LG Chairman, Wale Adedayo and Governor Dapo Abidoun





Following his accusation of Governor Abiodun’s alleged diversion of local government funds, Ijebu East Local Government Chairman, Wale Adedayo claims to have been targeted by armed thugs and policemen sent by the Governor in an attempt to coerce the councillors into removing him from office.

He has since gone into hiding with his family, as he fears for his life.

Adedayo insisted that his claims are true and there is no reason for him to be targeted.

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As he states, “We are in a democracy, we are not in a military dictatorship. What basis do they have?”.

Adedayo who spoke with New Telegraph on the phone said the mission was to coerce the councillors into removing him from office, a development he said he was careless about.

He said, The policemen are still there and some (these agberos) thugs looking for me all over the place.

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“I’m hiding presently, My family has also relocated, so we are hiding at the moment. We are scared for our lives. They can’t kill me unless God says it’s time, to let them go and bring the best of their assassins, they can’t kill me unless God says it is time.

“If what I have said is a lie, let them dispute it. Those of them who apologised, that is their problem. I don’t have any issues with them. I’m not fighting with the Governor, I’m just saying it straight that look, during Chief Osoba’s time, there was a way local government allocations were done, during OGD’s (Otunba Gbenga Daniel) time, there was a way local government allocations were done. Now you are continuing the mess you said you met on ground, why don’t you correct it?

“Ogun State was among the States that signed off for financial autonomy for the local government, but you are not practising, why? Why are they not practising it here? So why are you sending men to come after me now, why?

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“We are in a democracy, we are not in a military dictatorship. What business do police and thugs have with my local government? They want to coerce the councillors into impeaching me or suspending me from office, I don’t give a damn about that. I have set the records straight, I have stated what is at stake and that is just it for me.

“I’m not going to beg anybody, that is what they want. They want me to write a retraction and beg, I’m not going to beg anybody. It is only God that I’m afraid of, I’m not afraid of any human being,” he said.

On why his colleagues prostrated before the governor, Adedayo spoke, “It is a democracy, anybody can pick the choice they want. It is either they want to serve the people who elected them or they want to serve the Governor, the choice is theirs.

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“Let their constituents ask them how much have they got so far and how much have they expended on what. That is it, if it is true, they are begging, which means they were being given money, so how much have they collected so far and what did they use the money for, where is the balance? That is what their constituents should be asking them.”

Efforts to speak with the Ogun Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Omolola Odutola, proved abortive as she did not answer calls to his phone.

Also, when contacted for reaction, the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the Governor, Lekan Adeniran promised to get back to our correspondent.

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But, Adeniran was yet to get back to our correspondent at the time of filing this report, New Telegraph reports.

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