‘Adedayo must account for his words’ — Dapo Abiodun speaks on allegation of hijacking LG funds
By Tony Oboh
Dapo Abiodun, governor of Ogun, says he is ready to defend himself against allegations of diversion of funds raised by Wale Adedayo, the erstwhile chairman of Ijebu east LGA.
Adedayo was invited, detained and released by the Department of Security Services (DSS) following the allegations he made against the governor.
On August 31, he was suspended by the LGA legislative house for three months over allegations of maladministration and financial management.
Fifteen days later, he was impeached by five out of 11 members of the LGA’s legislative chamber.
Speaking during a meeting with leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the Ijebu east LGA, the governor said he would ensure that Adedayo is held responsible for the allegation he made against him.
“We have to instil discipline in governance, discipline in the party, people have to become accountable to what they say,” Abiodun said.
“You must be accountable for what you say so that you will always think very well before taking any nasty action.”
“People have to be made to bear the consequences of whatever they say, and until we do that, they will not stop.
“The funds for the local government go straight into the account of local governments where they meet, share and remove what we call first-line charge from it.
“He himself collects his own security votes. It has never been late. I even look for projects for them.
“Sometimes, I dip my hand into state funds for them so they can also have projects to execute.
“That same person can now say that I have been diverting local government funds.”