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Gov. Abiodun, Amosun trade words over severance packages for ex-aides

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Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun and his predecessor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, have clashed over the severance packages of some former appointees of the state government.

Governor Abiodun, through his Special Adviser on Information and Strategy, Kayode Akinmade, accused the forum of special assistants who served in Amosun’s administration of blackmail and mischief for complaining about the non-payment of their severance allowances.

Akinmade suggested that the affected former political appointees should first blame the “callousness and insensitivity” of their former boss before appealing to Abiodun for redress on “compassionate grounds.”

In response, Amosun, through his media aide, Lanre Akinwale, criticised Abiodun’s administration for failing to pay the severance benefits. Amosun asserted that the current administration has deliberately withheld these payments because the appointees served under him.

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“The Dapo Abiodun-led government needs to be woken from their slumber and reminded that Amosun, during his administration, also paid the severance benefits of political appointees who served during the administration of his predecessor.

“Amosun did not ask the affected appointees to resort to begging, appeasing, worshipping, and bootlicking him. He paid it voluntarily, knowing fully well that government is a continuum, and he considered it part of his responsibility to the affected people for their service,” the statement read.





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