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Ondo 2020: Former SSG makes u-turn, supports Akeredolu re-election bid

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Former Secretary to the State Government in Ondo State, Hon. Ifedayo Abegunde has returned to the camp of the state Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, two months after resigning from the governor’s cabinet.

Abegunde had earlier opposed the governor’s re-election bid and pitched his tent with another governorship aspirant, Dr Segun Abraham, who was disqualified by the All Progressives Congress screening committee before the primary election.

The former SSG who was not pleased with the development later switched his support for another governorship aspirant, Olayide Adelami, who lost to Akeredolu in the fifth position after polling four votes.

However, POLITICS NIGERIA gathered that some political and community leaders in the State reconciled the former SSG and his principal.

.According to sources, Abegunde, on Sunday evening, met with Governor Akeredolu at the Government House, Alagbaka, Akure.

Sources at the meeting hinted that Abegunde who met with the Governor alongside the former Commissioner for Special Duties during Governor Olusegun Mimiko’s administration, Femi Adekanmbi, as well as the governor’s son, Babajide, has settled his differences with the Governor.

One of the sources said “Yes, Abena (Abegunde) was with the Governor this evening. They have settled their differences.”

“From now on, he will be working with other APC faithful to ensure the victory of the APC and Akeredolu in the forthcoming election.”

Recall that Abegunde alleged that the 2016 governorship election was purportedly rigged for Akeredolu, an allegation he had denied but the governor had started pursuing legal action against him until the latest political development.

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