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Ondo SSG, Abegunde resigns



SECRETARY to the Ondo State Government, Mr. Ifedayo Abegunde, has resigned his appointment.

  Abegunde, popularly known as Abena, tendered his resignation letter on Monday morning.

According to him, the resignation is personal. He thanked Mr Akeredolu for the opportunity to serve the state.

When asked if he would also resign his membership from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Abegunde declined to comment.

Hon Ifedayo Abegunde resigned barely two weeks after that of the deputy governor Hon Agboola Ajayi has jolted the governor, Rotimi Akeredolu and members of the State Executive Council EXCO.

This was sequel to the resignation of the second and third high ranking members of the cabinet within this short period. Although Abegunde, a former member of the House of Representatives had remained an onlooker in the government for over a year, but those in government never thought he would throw in the towel few months to the election.

He had been complaining that all his responsibilities had been shared to others in government especially to close allies of the governor Abegunde, a grassroots politician had even vacated his office for months after the relationship between him and the governor became frosty following some irreconcilable differences.

National Light understands that Mr Akeredolu and Mr Abegunde had been at loggerhead for over a month over issues surrounding the second term ambition of the governor.

Sources in the government told our correspondent that the SSG had shunned series of government activities in the past few weeks.

This development is also coming weeks after Mr Akeredolu’s deputy, Agboola Ajayi, left the APC for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Many believed that his closeness to the deputy governor Hon Agboola Ajayi who also had a frosty relationship with the governor until he defected to the opposition party was one of his albatross. Party leaders in the state had pointedly asked Akeredolu to sack Abegunde for disloyalty after a meeting he and the deputy governor held with some PDP leaders in the state ahead of Ajayi defection leaked to them. When Abegunde was confronted, he didn’t deny the meeting with the leaders of the opposition party.The state government was yet to react to the development but National light gathered that Akeredolu is shopping for another grassroots politician from the central senatorial district as a replacement to Abegunde.

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