Amosun โ€œrunning a government of me, myself and my family.โ€- Aide

The crisis in All Progressives Congress in Ogun State deepened on Sunday as one of the special advisers to the Governor Ibikunle Amosun, Mrs. Abimbola Lanre-Balogun; defected to the Peoples Democratic Party.


Lanre-Balogun, was Special Adviser on Environment to the governor until Thursday last week, when she resigned her appointment.


Explaining the reason for her defection, at a PDP stakeholders meeting at the Goodluck Jonathan Political Centre in Ijebu-Igbo, Lanre-Balogun, said she was tired of enduring the style of governance being adopted by Amosun, which she described as โ€œfamily affair.โ€


She further alleged that Amosun was โ€œrunning a government of me, myself and my family.โ€


Lanre-Balogun told journalists shortly after her defection that her passion to work for the good people of the state necessitated the action, alleging that the Amosun-led administration had made her redundant.


She said, โ€œI have been in this government (Amosunโ€™s) since inception. I was sworn in as Special Adviser on Environment precisely on the July 21, 2011 and we swung into action. Like I always say, I have a passion for hard work, I set out to do so and began to do what God sent me to do for the good people of Ogun State.


โ€œI began to work day and night when I was in the Ministry of Environment. It got to a stage that the governor himself called me to the executive meeting and he acknowledged my contribution.


โ€œBut along the line, I didnโ€™t know what happened, I just saw that work was no longer coming and I went to him and said โ€˜Sir, I donโ€™t like being bored, I want to work and thatโ€™s why Iโ€™m here.


โ€œHe said the position was just for me to occupy and that the people doing the work were there. And who were the people doing the work? Just five people โ€“ himself, his brother, his cousins and members of his family. We were not given anything to do.โ€


When contacted over Lanre-Balogunโ€™s resignation and the allegations she made, the Commissioner for Information, Mr. Yusuph Olaniyonu, said the government would issue a statement on the development.


-PUNCH.

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