Mr. Ifedayo Abegunde, the former Secretary to the Info State Government, has alleged that the Ondo 2016 governorship election was rigged.
Mr. Abegunde revealed that the election was manipulated to put Governor Akeredolu to power.
He opened up on his resignation and issues between him and the governor in on a programme on Crest 87.7 FM, on Tuesday, July 7, 2020.
The former SSG tendered his resignation letter on Monday morning following a cold war between him and Governor Akeredolu.
In the interview, he revealed that some “moneybags” in the All Progressives Congress including himself rigged Akeredolu into power in 2016 by manipulating the election result in his favour.
Speaking on why he resigned his position, the former Ondo SSG said he decided to quit the administration due to the way Akeredolu was running the government.
“It was through the powers from me and other APC pillars that made INEC declare Akeredolu as governor after he had lost the election.
“So, Akeredolu didn’t win the Ondo governorship election in 2016 but we made it possible for him to become governor.
“We were the pillars behind him and we will not support him again. He will lose this time around.”
According to him, Akeredolu lost the 2016 governorship poll to the then Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Eyitayo Jegede, who he claimed was the winner of the election.