Ogun LG Suspends Chairman Who Accused Abiodun Of Fund Diversion

Wale Adedayo, the Chairman of Ijebu East Local Government Area in Ogun State, has been suspended for a period of three months due to allegations of maladministration and financial mismanagement.

This suspension was initiated by seven out of the eleven councilors comprising the local government legislative council. They cited various allegations as the basis for the suspension and expressed the need to investigate the alleged misconduct.

In response to the suspension, the council legislature has summoned Adedayo to appear at its upcoming session on Thursday, September 14, 2023. At this session, Adedayo is expected to address and defend himself against fifteen allegations that have been raised against him.

The councilors have accused the suspended chairman of withdrawing N4 million from the local government account for an empowerment program in 2022, which reportedly never materialized. Additionally, they allege that he misappropriated N2 million for Isese Day celebrations that occurred on August 20, 2022.

We have received in audience, members of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON), Ogun State Chapter, who came to tender their unreserved apology over the recent remarks made by one of them, Hon. Wale Adedayo. pic.twitter.com/DNvY0ySZXo

— Prince Dr. Dapo Abiodun – MFR, CON (@dabiodunMFR) August 29, 202

The move is coming as the suspended chairman a few days ago accused Governor Dapo Abiodun of the diversion of local government funds. But he joined other local government chairmen the next day to apologize to the Governor for the act.

He had earlier claimed that armed policemen invaded the Ogbere community as part of plots to impeach him.

“Invading the peaceful Ogbere community with mobile policemen in order to impeach Wale Adedayo is desperation,” he said.
“As I told the SSG yesterday, we took an oath with our fathers that we’ll make this land better than we met it. You can kill the body, but not the spirit of Wale Adedayo.”