…Says Governor Amosun betrayed him
Crisis erupted at Ibogun/ Coker Local Council Development Area, LCDA of Ogun State on Monday over the stoppage of the inauguration of the Secretary to the LCDA, Fatai Raheem by Chief Doja Adewolu.
Adewolu is one of the closest Leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and alleged godfather to the State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun.
The APC chieftain alleged that the Governor ignored his nominee (name witheld) and went for Raheem, saying Amosun betrayed him.
Our correspondent gathered that Adewolu ordered that the council hall be closed down since he was not in support of the nomination.
Investigation revealed that the Chairman of the Council and some councillors was nominated by Adewolu.
Meanwhile, his son was one of the commissioners in the cabinet Amosun.
It was further gathered that the SLG till now has not been sworn in.
Chief Doja Adewolu while reacting to the allegation said that when Governor Amosun created the LCDA it was well received by all the communities.
Adewolu said that Governor Amosun is his Son and he would not do anything to hurt him or his government.
He stated that the present Secretariat of the LCDA in Ibogun was built by former president Olusegun Obasanjo, and that a petition was written to Obasanjo by the traditional rulers in the community about the nomination of the SLG, which he had to address the traditional rulers and the resolved the issue by nominating another candidate from Ibogun.
“I had to meet with Governor Amosun himself to explain to him that Fatai Raheem which he nominated was not the choice of the traditional rulers which he agreed with me and he asked me to nominate someone else, because the Governor gives me anything I asks for, even if I don’t ask for something he gives me, not to talk of what I ask from him.
” The Chairman of the LCDA is from Coker Ward 11, and Ibogun has not gotten anything yet, so we decided to nominate someone from Ibogun”
” I’m the father of Governor Amosun and he listens to me, when he makes a wrong decision, I correct him, like father to son. Adewolu said.