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General News of Wednesday, 30 August 2023


Drama as council chairmen prostrate, beg APC governor, video emerges

Council chairmen beg for forgiveness after writing petition against the governor Council chairmen beg for forgiveness after writing petition against the governor

Ogun State was enmeshed with drama on Tuesday, August 29, when council chairmen in the state prostrated to beg the governor, Dapo Abiodun, to forgive them over a petition written by one of them.

In a petition, Wale Adedayo, the chairman of the Ijebu East Local Government area of Ogun State, had alleged that the governor was withholding the allocation of the local governments in the state.

In his petition, Adebayo lamented that the LG chairmen in Ogun State have found it challenging to carry out any projects in the last two years.

The council chairmen urged Olusegun Osoba, the state's former governor, to step in and convince Abiodun to allow “the statutory Federal Allocation to Local Governments in Ogun State to reach each of them as envisaged by the 1999 Constitution."

He was elected on the same party as the governor, the All Progressives Congress (APC), but the petitioner also copied the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC).

Why Ogun council chairmen prostrated for Governor Abiodun

Adebayo called on the anti-graft agencies to investigate Abiodun regarding the diversion of the state's local government funds.

According to the council chairman, the governor has refused to pay a dime from the federal allocation to the local government accounts in the last two years.

He also accused Abiodun of denying the local government the ecology fund and other entitlements they would receive.

Watch the video below: