Wake up from your slumber, concentrate on good governance – Amosun fires back at Abiodun over aides allowance
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Wake up from your slumber, concentrate on good governance – Amosun fires back at Abiodun over aides allowance

June 11, 2024

Wake up from your slumber, concentrate on good governance – Amosun fires back at Abiodun over aides allowance

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Former Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State has asked his successor, Dapo Abiodun to wake up from his slumbers and focus his energy on delivering good governance to the people of Ogun State and stop shying away from his statutory responsibilities.

Amosun, in a release from his media office and signed by Lanre Akinwale, was responding to Abiodun, who asked the former political office holders to beg him and call Amosun out before having access to their severance allowance.

A group of former Special Assistants who worked under Amosunm had begged President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to intervene in the failure of Abiodun from paying their statutory allowances despite promises.

But while responding through his Special Adviser on Media, Kayode Akinmade, Abiodun asked the former political office holders to ‘call out Amosun’ and beg him (Abiodun) for the payment of the allowance.

In his reaction, Amosun said during his administration, he paid the severance benefit of political appointees who served during the administration of his predecessor without asking the beneficiaries to resort to begging, appeasing, worshipping and bootlicking him.

“He paid it voluntarily knowing fully well that government is a continuum and he considered it as part of his responsibility to the affected people for their service.”

He said further, “It is beyond logical reasoning and common sense that a government that had spent more than five (5) years in office, will still be shying away from its statutory responsibilities to the people of Ogun State.

“It is high time, the present administration in Ogun State cured itself from the pull him (Amosun) down syndrome it is suffering from. Who God has lifted up, no amount of politicking and deliberate attacks, can bring down.

“Amosun has served the people of Ogun State selflessly, passionately and committedly. His legacies are still noticeable across the nooks and crannies of the state, spanning different sectors.”

Amosun described as unthinkable, the directive of the present administration to blame him despite having the handover note in the last five years.

“It is sad and unthinkable that the present administration will direct the affected appointees to Amosun, after detailed information about his (Amosun's) government was presented in form of handling over note to the present administration five years ago.

“It is obvious that the present administration deliberately refused to pay the severance of the past appointees just because they served with Amosun. Isn't this a vendetta?

“Time is ticking away, we will only advise the present administration to stop the politicking, blame game, and pull him down syndrome. Rather, it should concentrate on delivering good governance.”

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