The Ogun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Celebration (PDP) has requested Governor Dapo Abiodun to clarify the place he’s and what he’s doing there, DAILY POST experiences.
The PDP mentioned it condemned in robust phrases, “his absence from obligation.”
Previously few days, Ogun indigenes have been asking to know the whereabouts of Gov Abiodun throughout completely different social media platforms.
The issues about Abiodun’s whereabouts grew to become extra pronounced throughout the latest employees’ 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’t afford to have an absentee governor. Ogun State is simply too civilized to have an absentee governor. Governance is a severe enterprise. If our governor is just not prepared, let him pack his baggage 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 street building.
On September 3, Abiodun was on the Aso Rock Villa in Abuja to satisfy President Muhammadu Buhari, the place he mentioned he offered to President Buhari, “a photograph documentary detailing the achievements of our Administration in 52 weeks in Ogun State.”
It was noticed that the Deputy Governor, Mrs Naimot Salako-Oyedele, and different high authorities functionaries have been standing in for Gov Abiodun for the previous three weeks or thereabouts.
Our correspondent experiences that when the initiatives and contracts overview committee submitted its report on September 8, Abiodun was not bodily current on the event. He joined the occasion nearly by means of zoom.
The Deputy Governor obtained the report on his behalf.
Similar day, Abiodun, on his Fb web page mentioned, “my Deputy, Her Excellency, @noimot.oyedele obtained a workforce from the Federal Authorities/IFAD-Assisted Worth Chain Growth Programme on my behalf.”
On September 11, the Ogun State Activity Pressure on Human Trafficking was inaugurated. Representatives of NAPTIP have 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 occasion is “very frightened on the levity with which the Governor is dealing with the problems of productive governance for the folks.”
In keeping with him, “it is vitally 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 robust phrases, his absence from obligation,” Bankole mentioned.
“We, due to this fact, demand detailed rationalization 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 telephone 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 frightened concerning 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, nonetheless, 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 twenty first September, 2020, and presided over the state weekly EXCO assembly this week, Tuesday, twenty second September, 2020. Your fifth September timeline seemingly smacks mischief.”
Studies have it that the Tuesday weekly State Govt Council assembly was held nearly by means of a web-based platform.