Blame Amosun, Not Dapo Abiodun for Your Plight - Akinmade

Special Adviser to Dapo Abiodun Tells Forum of Special Assistants to Blame Amosun for Non Payment of Their Severance Allowance

Jun 11, 2024 - 18:55
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Blame Amosun, Not Dapo Abiodun for Your Plight - Akinmade

The Spe­cial Adviser to Governor Dapo Abiodun on Media and Strategy, Hon.Kayode Akinmade has lambasted the forum of Spe­cial Assistants under former Governor Ibikunle Amosun, accusing them of deliberately playing to the gallery over un­paid severance allowances.

Akinmade who made this known in a statement on Monday while reacting to a publication where the forum blamed Governor Dapo Abio­dun for non-payment of their severance allowances.

According to him, blaming Governor Abiodun over the non payment of their severance allowance was a sheer act of blackmail and mischief, adding that Amosun, and not the incum­bent governor, was respon­sible for the non-payment of the severance allowances of the former Special Assistants.

Akinmade said Amosun, against the extant law and pro­tocol of civil administration, paid all his political appoin­tees before leaving office and left his special assistants out of the arrangement.

He added that Governor Abiodun could not pay the former Special Assistants any severance allowance when their former boss had decid­ed on those he considered en­titled to the allowance.

He, therefore, advised the affected former political ap­pointees to first put the blame of the act of callousness and insensitivity on their former boss after which they can ap­peal to Governor Abiodun for possible redress on compas­sionate grounds.

The statement reads: “It has been proven severally without any contradiction by stakehold­ers and political watchers alike in Ogun State, that the greatest distinction between former Governor Ibikunle Amosun and the incumbent, Prince Dapo Abiodun, is simply pen­chant for vendetta by Amosun, while Abiodun is compassion­ate without animosity.

“it is therefore unbelievable that some former political ap­pointees, under the auspices of former Special Assistants during Ibikunle Amosun’s administration, could ac­cuse Governor Abiodun of non-payment of their sever­ance allowances.

“It is obvious that these in­dividuals are either playing to the gallery or being careless­ly mischievous, knowing full well that Dapo Abiodun, by his nature, orientation and back­ground, would never abuse power, irrespective of who or what is involved, a virtue he has demonstrated many times to the astonishment of many.

Tags: Ogun state, politics, Forum of Special Advisers, Severance Allowance, Amosun, Dapo Abiodun

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