Wale Adedayo, the Chairman of Ijebu-East Local Government Area in Ogun State, has been suspended by the council’s councilors for three months on allegations of maladministration and financial mismanagement.
The suspension comes after Adedayo accused Governor Dapo Abiodun of diverting local government funds. Abiodun has denied the allegations.
The councilors say they received fifteen allegations against Adedayo, including that he failed to account for council funds, awarded contracts without due process, and engaged in corrupt practices.
They have also directed Adedayo to appear before them on September 14, 2023, to answer the allegations.
Adedayo has denied the allegations and said he is being targeted for political reasons. He has also filed a lawsuit against the councilors.
Table of Contents
Political crisis after local chairman suspension
The suspension of Adedayo has sparked a political crisis in Ijebu-East Local Government Area. The council’s vice chairman, who is now acting chairman, has called for calm and said that the allegations against Adedayo will be investigated.
The case is still ongoing, and it remains to be seen whether Adedayo will be reinstated or if he will be removed from office permanently.
- The councilors who voted to suspend Adedayo are all members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
- Adedayo is a member of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
- The suspension of Adedayo is the latest in a series of political controversies in Ogun State.
- The state is scheduled to hold a governorship election in 2023.