Deputy Governor of Ogun State, Prince Segun Adesegun, has accused Governor Ibikunle Amosun of corruption. In a letter published in THE PUNCH on Sunday, Adesegun said the projects for which Amosun has been getting credits from within and outside the state are meaningless and have been conceived to divert attention from the corruption going on under the governor.”The so-called performance on meaningless projects is in itself corruption. Accordingly, those who are heavily corrupt do more grandiose projects to obfuscate their thievery. This is what today is decorated as performance,” wrote the deputy governor.
Adesegun’s letter is a response to THE PUNCH columnist, Tunde Fagbenle’s take on the crisis rocking the government and All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state.
A few weeks ago, a letter by Adesegun was leaked to THE PUNCH. In the letter, the deputy governor, who has since joined the Olusegun Osoba-led Social Democratic Party, accused Amosun of belittling his office. Among other things, Adesegun had alleged that electricity to his official residence had long been disconnected, forcing him to spend heavily on diesel for his generators. He also alleged that the governor has refused to allocate cars for the use of his office, a situation that compelled him to receive a car gift from a concerned citizen.
After the letter was published, Fagbenle went to Abeokuta, met Amosun and returned to write in his column, Saying It As It Is, that Adesegun had cried wolf where there was none. Adesegun replied that Fagbenle was biased because he failed to cross-check what Amosun said.
With the latest missive, the already faint chances of reconciliation between the two men have dipped alarmingly.