Ogun State, with its enormous potential for greatness, has been dragged back in human, infrastructure, technology and economic development in the last four years that both young and old among its citizens are hoping to God to salvage them from this dishonourable government that has brought them shame, hardship and discomfort.
For many residents of Ogun State, the fear of where the next cult killing will occur is a daily battle that they are faced with. 𝙄𝙣 𝙋𝙖𝙣𝙨𝙚𝙠𝙚 𝙨𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙩𝙞𝙢𝙚𝙨 𝙞𝙣 𝙈𝙖𝙧𝙘𝙝 2023, 𝙖 𝙬𝙤𝙢𝙖𝙣 𝙡𝙤𝙨𝙩 𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙙𝙖𝙪𝙜𝙝𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙬𝙝𝙤 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙖𝙨𝙨𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙞𝙣 𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙥𝙚𝙩𝙩𝙮 𝙗𝙪𝙨𝙞𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙨 𝙬𝙝𝙚𝙣 𝙧𝙞𝙫𝙖𝙡 𝙘𝙪𝙡𝙩 𝙜𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙥𝙨 𝙖𝙩𝙩𝙖𝙘𝙠𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙢𝙨𝙚𝙡𝙫𝙚𝙨 𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙪𝙡𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙙𝙚𝙖𝙩𝙝 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙢𝙞𝙨𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙜 𝙜𝙞𝙧𝙡 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙡𝙚𝙖𝙫𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙛𝙖𝙢𝙞𝙡𝙮 𝙞𝙣 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙡𝙖𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙙𝙚𝙨𝙥𝙖𝙞𝙧 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙨𝙤𝙧𝙧𝙤𝙬.
Ogun state, whose development began to attract multiple investors that could make life abundance for its citizens, has gradually become a shadow of itself since the assumption of leadership by the 𝙘𝙪𝙧𝙧𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙜𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙣𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙥𝙚𝙤𝙥𝙡𝙚 𝙬𝙝𝙤𝙨𝙚 𝙘𝙝𝙖𝙧𝙖𝙘𝙩𝙚𝙧, 𝙖𝙘𝙖𝙙𝙚𝙢𝙞𝙘 𝙧𝙚𝙘𝙤𝙧𝙙, 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙥𝙖𝙨𝙩 𝙡𝙞𝙛𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙮𝙡𝙚 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙧𝙚𝙢𝙖𝙞𝙣 𝙦𝙪𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙖𝙗𝙡𝙚.
From his educational qualification to 𝙘𝙧𝙞𝙢𝙞𝙣𝙖𝙡 𝙧𝙚𝙘𝙤𝙧𝙙𝙨 𝙖𝙨 𝙖 𝙘𝙧𝙚𝙙𝙞𝙩 𝙘𝙖𝙧𝙙 𝙛𝙧𝙖𝙪𝙙𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙪𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙧 𝙖 𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙚𝙞𝙜𝙣 name to an alleged 𝙧𝙖𝙥𝙚 𝙘𝙖𝙨𝙚 𝙞𝙣 𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙨𝙚𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙙𝙖𝙧𝙮 𝙨𝙘𝙝𝙤𝙤𝙡 𝙙𝙖𝙮𝙨 to his allegation of 𝙟𝙪𝙢𝙥𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙢 𝙖 𝙩𝙬𝙤-𝙨𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙚𝙮 𝙗𝙪𝙞𝙡𝙙𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙢 𝙨𝙡𝙚𝙚𝙥𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙖𝙣𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙢𝙖𝙣’𝙨 𝙬𝙞𝙛𝙚 which had left him with limping leg, it is heartbreaking that Ogun State since 2019 is not fortunate enough to have such person(s) in the office driving the affairs of the state.
Beyond the shoddy personality of the head, like a popular saying, birds of a feather flock together, The same is the situation with several of his appointees who continue to bring disrepute to a state known for its uprightness.
Numerous among the 𝙧𝙚𝙘𝙤𝙧𝙙𝙨 𝙤𝙛 𝙘𝙧𝙞𝙢𝙞𝙣𝙖𝙡 𝙖𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙫𝙞𝙩𝙞𝙚𝙨 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚 Ogun State 𝙂𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙣𝙤𝙧 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙖𝙥𝙥𝙤𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙚𝙨 are dissected below.
Few months into his first appointment, one of the trusted allies and former SSA of Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, 𝘽𝙞𝙙𝙚𝙢𝙞 𝙍𝙪𝙛𝙖𝙞, 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙖𝙧𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙐𝙣𝙞𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙎𝙩𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙨 for his involvement in a $𝟑𝟓𝟎,𝟎𝟎𝟎 𝙛𝙧𝙖𝙪𝙙, part of the Washington State’s $650,000 unemployment fund. The SSA and Aide to Mr. Governor on Housing was one of the key sponsors of Mr. Governor’s campaign in 2019.
Same to 𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙢𝙚𝙧 𝙊𝙜𝙪𝙣 𝙎𝙩𝙖𝙩𝙚 𝘾𝙤𝙢𝙢𝙞𝙨𝙨𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙚𝙧 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙀𝙣𝙫𝙞𝙧𝙤𝙣𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩 who was 𝙖𝙘𝙘𝙪𝙨𝙚𝙙 𝙤𝙛 𝙖𝙩𝙩𝙚𝙢𝙥𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙧𝙖𝙥𝙚 𝙗𝙮 𝙖 𝙩𝙚𝙚𝙣𝙖𝙜𝙚𝙧 but secretly resigned his appointment from the government. 𝘼𝙗𝙞𝙤𝙙𝙪𝙣 𝘼𝙗𝙙𝙪𝙡-𝘽𝙖𝙡𝙤𝙜𝙪𝙣 also coerced the family of the victims not to testify against him in court, an action that stopped the police and the state’s department of public prosecutions from proceeding with the matter.
𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙫𝙞𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙢 𝙖 16-𝙮𝙚𝙖𝙧-𝙤𝙡𝙙 𝙨𝙚𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙙𝙖𝙧𝙮 𝙨𝙘𝙝𝙤𝙤𝙡 𝙨𝙩𝙪𝙙𝙚𝙣𝙩, 𝘽𝙖𝙧𝙖𝙠𝙖𝙩 𝙈𝙚𝙡𝙤𝙟𝙪𝙚𝙠𝙪𝙣, 𝙖𝙘𝙘𝙪𝙨𝙚𝙙 𝙈𝙧 𝘼𝙗𝙙𝙪𝙡-𝘽𝙖𝙡𝙤𝙜𝙪𝙣, 𝙤𝙛 𝙖𝙩𝙩𝙚𝙢𝙥𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙤 𝙧𝙖𝙥𝙚 𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙞𝙣 𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙞𝙙𝙚𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝙤𝙣 𝘿𝙚𝙘𝙚𝙢𝙗𝙚𝙧 31, 2020.
It can be recalled that a widely spread video on various social media handles showed the 𝙊𝙜𝙪𝙣 𝙎𝙩𝙖𝙩𝙚 𝘾𝙤𝙢𝙢𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙉𝙞𝙜𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙖 𝙋𝙤𝙡𝙞𝙘𝙚 𝙥𝙖𝙧𝙖𝙙𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖 𝙘𝙪𝙡𝙩𝙞𝙨𝙩 that was 𝙖𝙧𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙜𝙪𝙣𝙨 𝙤𝙣 𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙬𝙖𝙮 𝙩𝙤 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙞𝙣𝙖𝙪𝙜𝙪𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙘𝙚𝙧𝙚𝙢𝙤𝙣𝙮 𝙤𝙛 𝙂𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙣𝙤𝙧 𝘼𝙗𝙞𝙤𝙙𝙪𝙣 𝙞𝙣 𝘼𝙗𝙚𝙤𝙠𝙪𝙩𝙖 who confessed to be sponsored by the 𝙜𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙣𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙤𝙛𝙛𝙞𝙘𝙞𝙖𝙡𝙨.
It was also in the news that one Seun Samuel popularly known as “𝙀𝙨𝙝𝙚” was also 𝙖𝙧𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙗𝙮 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙥𝙤𝙡𝙞𝙘𝙚 𝙞𝙣 𝙊𝙗𝙖𝙛𝙚𝙢𝙞 𝙊𝙬𝙤𝙙𝙚 𝙇𝙤𝙘𝙖𝙡 𝙂𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙣𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙖𝙧𝙚𝙖 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙧𝙞𝙛𝙡𝙚𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙥𝙪𝙢𝙥 𝙖𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 who also confirmed that himself and his team 𝙬𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙗𝙚𝙚𝙣 𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙘𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙗𝙮 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝘼𝙋𝘾 𝙃𝙤𝙪𝙨𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝘼𝙨𝙨𝙚𝙢𝙗𝙡𝙮 𝙢𝙚𝙢𝙗𝙚𝙧, 𝙃𝙤𝙣. 𝘿𝙖𝙢𝙞𝙡𝙤𝙡𝙖 𝙎𝙤𝙣𝙚𝙮𝙚, he tendered his bank statements as an exhibit showing payments made by the Assembly member into his account to disrupt the last general election.
It is also a known fact that the 𝙘𝙪𝙡𝙩𝙞𝙨𝙩 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙬𝙞𝙙𝙚𝙡𝙮 𝙨𝙥𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙙 𝙥𝙝𝙤𝙩𝙤𝙜𝙧𝙖𝙥𝙝𝙨 𝙤𝙣 𝙢𝙤𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙘𝙮𝙘𝙡𝙚 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙨𝙣𝙖𝙩𝙘𝙝𝙚𝙙 𝙗𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙤𝙩 𝙗𝙤𝙭𝙚𝙨 𝙤𝙣 𝙈𝙖𝙧𝙘𝙝 18 𝙂𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙣𝙤𝙧𝙨𝙝𝙞𝙥 𝙚𝙡𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣, 𝙎𝙖𝙣𝙪 𝙅𝙖𝙢𝙞𝙪 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙖𝙧𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙝𝙚 𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙛𝙚𝙨𝙨𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙘𝙧𝙞𝙢𝙞𝙣𝙖𝙡 𝙖𝙘𝙩 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙗𝙚𝙚𝙣 𝙨𝙥𝙤𝙣𝙨𝙤𝙧𝙚𝙙 𝙗𝙮 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙖𝙞𝙙𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙂𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙣𝙤𝙧 𝘿𝙖𝙥𝙤 𝘼𝙗𝙞𝙤𝙙𝙪𝙣 𝙘𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙙 𝙀𝙛𝙪𝙟𝙚, 𝙖 𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙢𝙚𝙧 𝘼𝙋𝘾 𝘾𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙘𝙞𝙡𝙤𝙧 𝙩𝙤 𝙙𝙞𝙨𝙧𝙪𝙥𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙈𝙖𝙧𝙘𝙝 18 𝙚𝙡𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 𝙞𝙣 𝙄𝙠𝙚𝙣𝙣𝙚 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙎𝙖𝙜𝙖𝙢𝙪 𝙇𝙤𝙘𝙖𝙡 𝙂𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙣𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩.
Also noteworthy is the fact that the 𝘾𝙝𝙖𝙞𝙧𝙢𝙖𝙣 𝙤𝙛 𝙎𝙖𝙜𝙖𝙢𝙪 𝙇𝙤𝙘𝙖𝙡 𝙂𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙣𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙖𝙧𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙜𝙪𝙣𝙨 𝙤𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙙𝙖𝙮 𝙤𝙛 𝙚𝙡𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝘾𝙤𝙢𝙥𝙖𝙣𝙮 𝙤𝙛 𝙨𝙤𝙢𝙚 𝙘𝙪𝙡𝙩𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙨 𝙞𝙣 𝙎𝙖𝙜𝙖𝙢𝙪. We can continue to count and count the associations of this government with 𝙘𝙪𝙡𝙩𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙨 𝙬𝙝𝙞𝙘𝙝 𝙝𝙖𝙨 𝙡𝙚𝙙 𝙪𝙨 𝙩𝙤 𝙬𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙬𝙚 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙩𝙚.
A quick reminder is also how the government and 𝘼𝙋𝘾 𝙪𝙨𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙪𝙜𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙘𝙪𝙡𝙩𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙨 𝙩𝙤 𝙗𝙚𝙖𝙩 𝙢𝙚𝙢𝙗𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙤𝙥𝙥𝙤𝙨𝙞𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙤𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙛𝙞𝙧𝙨𝙩 𝙙𝙖𝙮 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙊𝙜𝙪𝙣 𝙂𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙣𝙤𝙧𝙨𝙝𝙞𝙥 𝙏𝙧𝙞𝙗𝙪𝙣𝙖𝙡 including a former PDP Governorship aspirant, Otunba Segun Sowunmi, all these are clear indications of who is harbouring cultists in the state.
Notable in Ogun citizens’ memory is the case of the 𝙎𝙥𝙚𝙖𝙠𝙚𝙧 of the House of Assembly Rt. Hon Olakunle Oluomo. Recall that in September 2022. The 𝙀𝙁𝘾𝘾 filed an 11-count against him bordering on Conspiracy, forgery, misappropriation of funds, budget padding and money laundering
A whooping sum of 245 billion naira was embezzled. All within this administration
As if the above were not enough, 𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙘𝙪𝙡𝙩 𝙠𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙤𝙘𝙘𝙪𝙧𝙧𝙚𝙙 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙡𝙮 𝙙𝙖𝙮𝙨 𝙤𝙛 2023 𝙡𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙙𝙚𝙖𝙩𝙝 𝙤𝙛 𝙖 𝙘𝙡𝙤𝙨𝙚 𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙮 𝙤𝙛 𝙖 𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙢𝙚𝙧 𝙖𝙥𝙥𝙤𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝘿𝙖𝙥𝙤 𝘼𝙗𝙞𝙤𝙙𝙪𝙣, 𝙊𝙡𝙖𝙢𝙞𝙙𝙚 𝙇𝙖𝙬𝙖𝙡. The cultist popularly known as Matasacker, was killed in a rival clash in front of a popular pub, B-Side in the Quarry area of Abeokuta, Ogun State. Pictures of his engagement with Lawal can be found littering the internet.
Not left out in this criminal act is the Ogun State 𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙢𝙚𝙧 𝙎𝘼 𝙤𝙣 𝙨𝙩𝙪𝙙𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙨 𝙖𝙛𝙛𝙖𝙞𝙧𝙨, 𝘼𝙯𝙚𝙚𝙯 𝘼𝙙𝙚𝙮𝙚𝙢𝙞, 𝙬𝙝𝙤 𝙝𝙖𝙨 𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙣𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙩𝙪𝙙𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙩𝙪𝙚𝙣𝙘𝙮 𝙩𝙤 𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙛𝙖𝙢𝙞𝙡𝙮 𝙖𝙛𝙛𝙖𝙞𝙧𝙨 𝙬𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙝𝙚 𝙙𝙚𝙘𝙞𝙙𝙚𝙨 𝙬𝙝𝙤 𝙗𝙚𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙨 𝙬𝙝𝙖𝙩. 𝙃𝙞𝙨 𝙣𝙤𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙩𝙮 𝙝𝙖𝙨 𝙡𝙚𝙛𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙩𝙪𝙙𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙩𝙪𝙚𝙣𝙘𝙮 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙨𝙘𝙖𝙧𝙨 𝙖𝙨 𝙝𝙚 𝙝𝙖𝙙 𝙗𝙚𝙚𝙣 𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙜𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙖𝙩𝙩𝙖𝙘𝙠 𝙢𝙖𝙣𝙮 𝙨𝙩𝙪𝙙𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙡𝙚𝙖𝙙𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙬𝙝𝙤 𝙙𝙞𝙙 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙜𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙤 𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙙𝙞𝙘𝙩𝙖𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙨𝙝𝙞𝙥 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙖𝙧𝙢𝙮 𝙤𝙛 𝙛𝙞𝙚𝙧𝙘𝙚𝙡𝙮 𝙡𝙤𝙤𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙘𝙪𝙡𝙩𝙞𝙨𝙩 𝙛𝙤𝙤𝙩𝙨𝙤𝙡𝙙𝙞𝙚𝙧𝙨.
With the above and many others too numerous to mention, do we need a soothsayer to tell us that Governor Abiodun and his party, APC, are the architects and masterminds of the current security situation in Ogun State?
We therefore, as a party that is committed to the well-being and peaceful coexistence of the good people of Ogun State pray that the wish of the people come to reality with the victory of the party and our candidate, Hon. Oladipupo Adebutu at the tribunal.
𝘼𝙨𝙞𝙬𝙖𝙟𝙪 𝘼𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙡𝙤𝙮𝙚 𝘽𝙖𝙣𝙠𝙤𝙡𝙚