Gov Abiodun’s whereabouts raises concern in Ogun as PDP calls for clarification

The Ogun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Get together (PDP) has requested Governor Dapo Abiodun to clarify the place he’s and what he’s doing there, DAILY POST stories.

The PDP mentioned it condemned in sturdy phrases, “his absence from responsibility.”

Up to now few days, Ogun indigenes have been asking to know the whereabouts of Gov Abiodun throughout totally different social media platforms.

The issues about Abiodun’s whereabouts turned extra pronounced in the course of the current staff’ strike, when the Chairman of the Ogun State chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Emmanuel Bankole, described him as an ‘absentee governor’.

Bankole mentioned, “We can not afford to have an absentee governor. Ogun State is just too civilized to have an absentee governor. Governance is a severe enterprise. If our governor will not be prepared, let him pack his luggage and go.”

Ogun PDP mentioned it noticed that the final time Gov Abiodun was sighted in public was on Saturday, September 5, 2020, when he joined different governors and leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State to marketing campaign for Governor Rotimi Akeredolu’s reelection.

Earlier than then, he was in Abeokuta on September 2 to examine the continued Panseke-Adigbe highway development.

On September 3, Abiodun was on the Aso Rock Villa in Abuja to fulfill President Muhammadu Buhari, the place he mentioned he introduced to President Buhari, “a photograph documentary detailing the achievements of our Administration in 52 weeks in Ogun State.”

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It was noticed that the Deputy Governor, Mrs Naimot Salako-Oyedele, and different prime authorities functionaries have been standing in for Gov Abiodun for the previous three weeks or thereabouts.

Our correspondent stories that when the initiatives and contracts evaluate committee submitted its report on September 8, Abiodun was not bodily current on the event. He joined the occasion just about by means of zoom.

The Deputy Governor obtained the report on his behalf.

Identical day, Abiodun, on his Fb web page mentioned, “my Deputy, Her Excellency, @noimot.oyedele obtained a group from the Federal Authorities/IFAD-Assisted Worth Chain Growth Programme on my behalf.”

On September 11, the Ogun State Activity Power on Human Trafficking was inaugurated. Representatives of NAPTIP had been within the Governor’s workplace. Gov Abiodun mentioned he was represented by his Deputy.

Reacting, in an interview with DAILY POST, the Ogun PDP Publicity Secretary, Akinloye Bankole, mentioned the get together is “very nervous on the levity with which the Governor is dealing with the problems of productive governance for the folks.”

In keeping with him, “it is rather unhappy that Gov Abiodun has shamefully added the audacity of ‘absenteeism’ to his horrible standing of government insensitivity.”

“In clear phrases, PDP rejects and condemns in sturdy phrases, his absence from responsibility,” Bankole mentioned.

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“We, subsequently, demand detailed clarification of his whereabouts. The Governor has a duty to the folks. So, he ought to inform us the place he’s and precisely what he’s doing there,” the PDP sought to know.

DAILY POST contacted two spokespersons of the Governor for clarifications on his whereabouts.

The Particular Adviser on Public Communications, Remmy Hazzan and the Chief Press Secretary to Abiodun, Kunle Somorin, didn’t reply cellphone calls made to them.

Nonetheless, Kunle Somorin, replying to a textual content, mentioned the Governor is in Abeokuta.

He was requested, “Sir, Ogun indigenes and the PDP mentioned they’re nervous in regards to the whereabouts of Gov Abiodun since Sept 5. They search to know, the place is the Governor?”

Replying, Somorin tersely mentioned, “Abeokuta, sir.”

He confirmed that the Governor was in Ondo on September 5; saying, nevertheless, that it was not true that Gov. Abiodun has not been in his workplace since then.

Additionally, Remmy Hazzan replied to the textual content, saying, “fifth of September? He nonetheless hosted UNILEVER on Monday 21st September, 2020, and presided over the state weekly EXCO assembly this week, Tuesday, 22nd September, 2020. Your fifth September timeline seemingly smacks mischief.”

Experiences have it that the Tuesday weekly State Govt Council assembly was held just about by means of an internet platform.

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