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OGUN: Chairman who accused Abiodun of diversion of funds suspended

COUNCILORS in the state have reportedly suspended Wale Adedayo, the Chairman of Ijebu-East Local Government Area, who accused Governor Dapo Abiodun of diverting councils’ allocations.

Our correspondent gathered that some armed policemen and thugs invaded the council secretariat in Ogbere this morning over plot to oust the embattled chairman.

Adedayo had in a letter to former Governor Segun Osoba and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) accused Governor Dapo Abiodun of diverting local government funds.

Abiodun had denied the allegations and insisted that his administration always augments LGs’ allocations to allow them meet monthly obligations.

But in an unexpected turn of events, all elected Councill chairmen on Tuesday afternoon led by their leader, Hon Babatunde Emilola-Gazal, prostrated and begged Governor Abiodun for forgiveness.

The viral clip which showed the elected officials prostrating and begging the governor to forgive them attracted more knocks for the governor, especially on social media.

Adedayo who raised the allegations against Abiodun was in attendance during the perceived truce meeting.

However, on Thursday morning, councillors moved to send the embattled chairman packing.

It was gathered that political thugs were mobilised to the council secretariat to effect the “ground plot” against Adedayo.

He was also invited by the DSS over the allegations against the governor.

Adedayo confirmed alleged invasion of the secretariat in a Facebook post.

Adedayo in a Facebook post said, “invading peaceful Ogbere community with mobile policemen in order to impeach Wale Adedayo is desperation. As I told the SSG yesterday, we took an oath with our fathers that that we’ll make this land better than we met it. You can kill the body, but not the spirit of Wale Adedayo.”

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