Did Abena go back to rig for Aketi, a man he described as a failure, again: A true confession from Abegunde, a man with no political value

By Aare Abiodun Oluwarotimi

Recently, the cyberspace was filled with vituperation from the former Ondo SSG, Hon. Ifedayo Abegunde (Abena) who claimed that he resigned as a result of ill treatment and lack of patronage by the state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu.

Immediately after he resigned, Abena as he is popularly called went on air, Crest FM, Akure to be precised, where he made some shocking revelations about his estranged boss, the governor.

Part of his (Abena) revelations were:

* That the 2016 governorship poll was rigged by himself and some other APC leaders in favour of Governor Akeredolu who according to him was very unpopular.

* That Barrister Eyitayo Jegede SAN who actually won the election had to be robbed of his victory by powerful men in the APC including himself (Abena)

* That the governor had been stealing state government funds to enrich himself, his wife, children and in-laws from Imo state since 2017 till date.

* That the governor had converted Ondo state government to the private property of his family and in-laws from Imo state.

* That the governor had sidelined all the indegenes of Ondo state in the area of contracts. He alleged that it was only the contractors from Imo state that are being given all government contracts even at inflated rates.

* That the governor had failed in the area of ensuring that the people of the state get the dividends of democracy under his administration.

* And that the governor failed to attend a meeting called by Ekiti state governor, Kayode Fayemi, a meeting where he said he had planned to spit fire on the governor’s face after which he would come to Akure to expose him seriously.

Every reasonable person thought Abena was a hero when he was saying all these both on Crest FM and at several press briefings and political gatherings in Akure but, his outing of last week has given him out.

Abena who said series of damaging and shocking things about Governor Akeredolu has eaten his words by returning back to the same governor’s camp last week.

One still wonders why the former SSG who had openly complained of being treated like a common personal assistant to the governor still had to return back to the same camp despite all the humiliations he complained about.

Did he return back to still continue dining and wining with a man he described as a total failure in all areas of governance or he went back to help the governor to perfect his rigging plans just like he said they did in 2016?

Did he return to the same governor whom he alleged to have stolen out Commonwealth or he wants to join him in the stealing of the Commonwealth or he returned to escape the wrath of the law as being pushed by the state government?

With his latest move, is Abena now aware that he has no single political value or relevance as far as Akure politics is concerned?

Is he aware that the people of Ondo state are now ready to face him with his words against the governor if the APC tries to do any rigging in the October 10 governorship election in the state?

Aare Abiodun Oluwarotimi is the Publisher of Nigerian Concord Newspaper, Lagos State