Ondo State has never experienced this level of looting in the history of its creation. Betty, the lady from Imo State and her son are the ones incharge of governance in the state. The official vehicles of the Governor of Ondo with the seal of power are now being used by them. magine she now inspects projects in the state with the state Governor’s official vehicles and securities while the mother attends functions with the apparatus of the state Governor.
To my knowledge there is no constitution that allows anyone to use the official vehicles of the Governor because he was the only one with an oath of office in that capacity. They both purposely kept the Governor away from the state so that they can have full control of the state finances. The monthly N700m security votes of Mr Governor is now butchered by these criminals at the detriment of the security of the state. There is starving of our security outfits in the state including the Amotèkun which Aketi championed in the southwest of Nigeria.
For those of you thinking Akeredolu is coming back fully to Ondo State, you must be day dreaming as Aketi himself is tired of the rigorousity attached to that office but the family mandate it on him to stay on as is an opportunity for them for the final straw of looting the treasury by awarding of contracts to their cronies and approval of payments, files are now transported to Ibadan for approval and no one is sure who attest approval signatures.
The security vote bonanza has brought mum and son together but their political differences is still there as the interest of the mother is not the same with the son, Betty is routing for Olusola Oke because of the wife who is also from Imo state but she failed to realized that Abuja is seeing Oke as an Aregbesola apostle, yes Betty influenced the removal of Gbenga Edema’s name as Ministerial nominee and also the submission of Oke’s name as the Governor’s nominee for NDDC Chairman so that he could be financially buoyant for the Governorship election but that nomination to thrashed with it got to the villa, as a core tribalist she still hopeful she can make her sister succeed him as First Lady and that was responsible for her recent mobilization of APC women forum in the state, actually that gathering is all to mobilize for Oke and that Oke’s wife played a major role in finance mobilization of the women in the state, is a known fact that Betty is a strong member of Labour Party after her failed bid to clinch the APC senatorial ticket of Imo south.
Nothing is working in the state but things are working for the Akeredolus as they are cashing out heavily. I perch patiently with my binocular x-raying all their looting spree.
Author: Olujimi Adekunle is a Public Affairs Analysts.