Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Ogun Deputy Governor Writes Amosun, You Have Treated Me Unfairly

All is definitely not well between the first two citizens of Ogun State if this letter which was obtained by Punch yesterday is anything to go by. The Ogun State Deputy Governor accused his immediate boss of ‘maltreatment’ and abandoning his office even though he is still very much in power. His official car has broken down, the electricity in his immediate house where he lives with his family disconnected, his vacation money withheld, Government owing him his pocket money for two months now and the list goes on.  It’s quite a touching letter, or do we say I am just an emotional person? Please read the letter obtained by Punch after the cut.


“My governor, as I am writing to you, the feeding and out-of-pocket allowance of the deputy governor for the months of September and October 2014, as well as the monthly sundry expenses for the months of September and October 2014 are yet to be paid.”

Adesegun claimed during this year’s Eid-el-Kabir and Eid al-Fitr festivals, funds were released to   government functionaries except him and his aides.

He said, “Last year, in my letter to your good self on the affairs of the state, I concluded by reminding you that at a meeting held in February, 2011 at Alhaji Rafiu Ogunleye’s house, while you were the governorship candidate of the ACN, you called me aside and promised me that I will enjoy my tenure as your deputy but since then I have not felt the benefit.

“I write to say that rather than improving, the situation is worse.’’

Adesegun also alleged that seven months ago, electricity supply to his official residence was cut off “because the state government owed the then Power Holding Company of Nigeria.”

He said he had had to spend an average of N30,000 daily on diesel to provide electricity for his residence.

The deputy governor   wondered why his lodge was not initially connected to the state mini-power plant even “when it is on record that several government premises, including private residences and organisations enjoy power supply from the plant.’’

He said, “I informed you personally (and severally) during the State Executive Council meetings, requesting necessary action from the appropriate quarters. Up till now, I am still living in darkness.

“Of course, your Excellency knows that till date, I remain the deputy governor in Nigeria without a portfolio, in spite of entreaties made to you from various quarters. Worse, several attempts made by me for the office of the deputy governor were rebuffed by your good self. And I keep wondering why this is so.”

Adesegun also alleged that while the July 2014 monthly running costs of ministries, departments and agencies in Ogun State were duly paid, that of his office was withheld.

He added, “Another very relevant issue is my official car. The engine knocked in December last year. Your Excellency will recollect that you were formerly using the car and that it was when you rejected it that it was transferred to me. So, when it had problems, I thought you will appreciate and understand my plight, rather you ignored me.

“I had cause to remind you many times, but nothing was done. I resorted to using my personal car as back-up even when I was aware that you were giving vehicles, including Custom-made bulletproof vehicles to others. It was when a Good Samaritan bought a Tundra Truck for me that you deemed it fit to send a Toyota Prado XL V4 engine to me in late August.

“My convoy of old vehicles break down intermittently when travelling. On numerous occasions, we have had cause to stop while on a journey to effect repairs on vehicles . Obviously, these vehicles are to be changed every two years under best practices, even when newly bought. These vehicles in my convoy were used by the last administration and transferred to me.

“Your Excellency may also note that the fund you approved for my vacation with some members of my immediate family and two aides in August 2014 is yet to be paid. Please recall that I discussed the vacation with your good self in May, and you graciously conceded that I should forward a memorandum in June, only for it to be approved in August.

“Despite your approval, the fund was not released. I made several spirited efforts to no avail. It got to a stage that I was being bounced between you and the   Commissioner for Finance. I eventually proceeded on the leave without collecting a dime.

“I am therefore constrained to ask if the non-payment of these allowances is as a result of the state government not being able to meet her financial commitments. Or is the state financially bankrupt that it cannot meet its responsibilities.

Adesegun asked the governor to fear God and ended his letter with a   warning : Amosun’s second term bid may fail.

He said, “Your Excellency, while writing this letter, my thoughts  race to my university days in Ile-Ife, Osun State where I joined a group of bikers travelling around the country out of youthful exuberance.

“During this period, one of my pastimes was reading inscriptions on cars and buses to amuse myself. In 1978, I witnessed a   fatal accident   near a big tree at Alakia Junction in Ibadan on the way to Ile-Ife involving a white Peugeot 504 station wagon. Nearly everybody in the car died; shockingly there were several amulets   hung over the car that had the word “I shall not return” boldly inscribed on both sides. Unfortunately, it did not return. I   therefore   conclude that we all must fear God.”


24 comments:

  1. GHEN GHEN Chai a whole deputy Governo leaving as a gate man GoD wATcHING OOOOO

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  2. well they should settle their differences lol. please visit my blog www.udokajane.blogspot.com

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  3. Ibikunle Amosun that means Gbenga Daniels was right about you all along!
    No second term for Amosun!

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  4. by Bishop Tobi
    if this is true then Amosun should fear God and do the needful by putting is house in order.

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  5. Ghen ghen. Yansh opening. 30k a day to run ur generator? Are u running a bakery? And all I can deduce from this letter as pathetic as it sounds, is ME ME ME. This man is only complaining about his personal comfort and not aggrieved by what is happening in the state at large, so as it is he isn't bothered about whether the people of Ogun state are getting the dividends of their administration. I read on.... by the way I can't stand this Amosun. 

    Hmmm Amosun...u are very unpopular in Ogun state and I doubt u would be voted in yet again. very greedy and cunny man. How can u treat ur own deputy in such a despicable manner that he had to write u an open memo? Goes to show that u are not working together as a team, and u have no communication, suffice it to conclude that u practice an autocratic administration that isn't carrying ur deputy along.
    So what work have u been doing together? Why did u choose him at all if u cannot stand him? Most of these govs have ceremonial heads that wouldn't question them as deputy, so ii am not surprised. This man must have made several entreaties to u and u ignored him, so frustration has made him speak out. Let the drama begin.

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    1. It's his constitutional right! Amosun should stop being silly. The number 2 citizen driving a car that breaks down? Common. What is wrong is wrong.

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    2. U clearly didn't understand my breakdown. I am not supporting Amosun, but they are all thieves. The man kept saying me me me...meaning the issue is with his personal allowance and not with works done to serve the public. I however agree that he is due his entitlements however way they share it. Which am sure is done in excess anyway. I sitdon dey look

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  6. Oh please! You can't even write to get empathy. Asking for vacation. What are you vacating? Those that elected you in have they had vacation? What are you doing with 30k diesel tho in a day? Your gen needs servicing. Some points were logical while some don't make sense. What do you mean by the gov told you you ll enjoy. You are going to work as a public official not to enjoy biko. Anyway welcome to life of amosun. Promise the world but won't fulfil a dime. Remember those people who helped you guys with your campaign what did you do to them after you were elected? Same thing happening to you. Karma is sweet init. Amosun time is coming. A t'ba ama wa obe kiri. Anyway it is well with you. There is nothing to enjoy as a public office holder. Do your work and help the masses that elected you. Bb

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  7. Mr Deputy Gov,go and get your allowances from Olusegun Oshoba,since you are loyal to him and not the Governor,

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  8. All the political officials are enjoying free amenities whereas they cant increase wages of workers.

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    1. Naija for show

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    2. You are enjoying vacations with some members of your immediate family and aides and you forget to discharge your duties effectively

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  9. And they are in the same party

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  10. I guess the deputy did something wrong

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  11. This is not fair mr governor

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  12. Let's have the fear of God

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  13. Na real wha. From what i am reading this guy is only after his welfare and his personal fulfillment. How can you say that the Governor called you aside and told you you will enjoy my tenure, is government meant for enjoyment or service to the people. Thos same man complaining is working with the Osoba camp to ensure that Amosu does not get the 2nd term ticket. He did same under the Segun Osoba's administration when he was a Commissioner. If he is been treated unfairly, he should resign. Sebi he is there to serve his people and not his pocket.
    Niaja politicians na wa.

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  14. Na real wha. From what i am reading this guy is only after his welfare and his personal fulfillment. How can you say that the Governor called you aside and told you you will enjoy my tenure, is government meant for enjoyment or service to the people. Thos same man complaining is working with the Osoba camp to ensure that Amosu does not get the 2nd term ticket. He did same under the Segun Osoba's administration when he was a Commissioner. If he is been treated unfairly, he should resign. Sebi he is there to serve his people and not his pocket.
    Niaja politicians na wa.

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  15. Na real wha. From what i am reading this guy is only after his welfare and his personal fulfillment. How can you say that the Governor called you aside and told you you will enjoy my tenure, is government meant for enjoyment or service to the people. Thos same man complaining is working with the Osoba camp to ensure that Amosu does not get the 2nd term ticket. He did same under the Segun Osoba's administration when he was a Commissioner. If he is been treated unfairly, he should resign. Sebi he is there to serve his people and not his pocket.
    Niaja politicians na wa.

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  16. Shut up,what you are experiencing is what all govt officials should experience.Live with your salary .simple.afterall no complain about salary.see how they spebd money.

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