Hon. Oladipupo Adebutu, governorship hopeful of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 election in Ogun State,has alleged that Gov. Dapo Abiodun hijacked the annual Akesan day celebration of Iperuland for self-interest.
Adebutu made the allegation while speaking with journalists at the sideline of the event held in Iperu.
OgunToday reports that both Adebutu and Abiodun were indigenes of Iperuland in Ikenne local government area of the state.
Akesan day celebration remains an annual festival where sons and daughters both home and abroad including well-wishers of the town converge for the celebration.
Adebutu alleged that the governor, instead of allowing the festival to take the usual celebration, turned it into a political rally for himself .
The PDP governorship hopeful noted that it was regrettable that the state governor turned the festival into a “one-man show”, saying that the attitude was an attempt to kill the culture and tradition which the festival aimed at achieving.
“Akesan day is one day of the year when all the children of the land get together to felicitate and thank God for life. We seized the opportunity of the day to do our contributions to the development of our town and our various individualities.
“Before today, we have always had a nonpartisan activity, but you can see the folly of today’s activity. Somebody because of your little mindlessness has turned it into a partisan event.
“This is meant to be for Iperu and for Iperu indigenes as a whole, but somebody has dragged it into one person single event and if that is the case, we can leave him to go and do his thing and the rest of Iperu will go and do our thing, one person can not be the entire Iperuland.”
Adebutu urged the people of Iperu and the entire residents of the state to remain resilient in the remaining months of the tenure of the governor.
“In the next six months comfort shall return to the people of Iperuland and the entire Ogun people, we shall have security, we shall have good governance, we shall have peace in our State and shall have a system that is all embracing.”