We rigged 2016 governorship election for Akeredolu – Ex-Ondo SSG

The former Secretary to the Ondo State Government, SSG, fedayo Abegunde, has alleged that Governor Rotimi Akeredolu was rigged into power during the 2016 governorship election.

Abegunde tendered hos resignation letter on Monday morning following a cold war between him and Governor Akeredolu.

We rigged 2016 governorship election for Akeredolu – Ex-Ondo SSG

He opened up on his resignation and issues between him and the governor in on a programme on Crest 87.7 FM

He said some “moneybags” in the All Progressives Congress including himself rigged Akeredolu into power in 2016 by manipulating the election result in his favour.

According to him, Akeredolu lost the 2016 governorship poll to the then Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Eyitayo Jegede, who he claimed was the winner of the election.

He said,

“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.”

Speaking on why he resigned his position, the former Ondo SSG said he decided to quit the administration due to the way Akeredolu was running the government.

He 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 Imo State.”

Abegunde further 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 denied that the sum of N5m was being allocated to his office on monthly basis and accused the governor of telling lies.

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