BY DAUD OLATUNJI
ABEOKUTA—Former governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel has accused Governor Ibikunle Amosun of panicking over the loss his party suffered during the recently held governorship election in Ekiti state.
Daniel stated this during the Labour Party’s meeting held at Odogbolu local government, claiming that Amosun was jolted over the loss of All Progressive Congress in Ekiti to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
The APC lost to the Peoples Democratic Party during the Ekiti State governorship election on June 21, where Governor Kayode Fayemi of APC was trounced by PDP’s Ayodele Fayose.
According to Daniel, ”those who were employed during my administration and were sacked by Amosun’s government are now being recalled, it is because of the Ekiti election.
“The severance allowance was also paid to only those who joined his party whereas, when we resumed office in 2003, we paid all the political office holders that served Chief Segun Osoba at once”, Daniel said.
But, in a swift reaction, Governor Amosun denied the allegations, saying he was not worried by the defeat.
Amosun stated this in a statement by the APC publicity secretary, Sola Lawal yesterday, arguing that the party was confident of recording a huge success during the 2015 governorship based on the verifiable infrastructural rebirth of the state effected by the Amosun administration.
He said he would also not agree with the notion that the his administration embarked on panicky welfarist measures following the trouncing of APC in Ekiti State, saying all recently-executed policies of the administration have been long planned.
He said “For instance, the public distribution of severance gratuity cheques to more than 200 past political office holders by the administration on 24th June, 48 hours after the Ekiti election could not have been planned, processed and executed in such a limited period of time if it was informed by the outcome of Ekiti election.”