Cold war at Ogun Seat of Government, Abiodun snubs deputy hands over to SSG while he goes to Jagaban
A cold war is brewing between the Executive Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun and his Deputy, Emeritus Professor of Pharmacology and Therapeutics at the University of Ibadan Noimot Salako-Oyedele as well as the Speaker of the State House of Assembly that has paralyzed governance in the state.
According to reports, Governor travelled out of the country shortly after his late father’s burial ceremony leaving Oke-Mosan ,the seat of power for the United Kingdom from where he went to visit the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu.
But contrary to the requirement of the constitution which empowers deputy governor to take charge from the governor in his or her absence, the governor reportedly handed over to the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Olatokunbo Joseph Talabi and ignored his deputy.
The governor’s action reportedly infuriated Salako-Oyedele who hurriedly took a trip to London until further notice.
Newsmen further gathered that the deputy took the decision to avoid allowing the matter to degenerate into a full blown crisis.
Earlier, the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Olakunle Oluomo had also left the state to attend a conference in the United States of America.
It was gathered from close associates to Oluomo that he actually went for medication on an ailment he does not want the Executive or the general public to know about though the Assembly is footing his bill.
The annual Independence church service was attended by the SSG who represented the governor