Building Demolition: Why am disappointed in Sen. Daniel — Gov. Abiodun


Ogun governor Dapo Abiodun said he is left disappointed by Senator Gbenga Daniel saying, “You expect that someone, who is a serving senator, a former governor of this state, would show a level of more responsibility.”

The public is being treated to VIPs’ bitter exchanges arising from the state government’s demolition of Senator Daniel’s wife’s shopping complex under construction in Ijebu-Ode on grounds of being an “illegal structure.”

The ex-governor’s wife had imputed “executive recklessness” to Abiodun.

The latter on Monday while addressing the media on the issue denied charge that the partial demolition of the 5-storey building was done out of malice.

Instead, the governor levelled ingratitude at the former Ogun State first couple.

His word, “Let me take you down memory lane. The purported owner of this property, when I assumed office in 2019, had a property in Abeokuta. It was meant to be a hotel. My predecessor had sealed that property for eight years. He had issued a stop order. He was going to demolish that building, but for my intervention. I pleaded with him. That building remained under lock and key until I assumed office. The first day i was sworn in was the very day the owner moved into that property for the first time in eight years. And today, the property is called Conference Hotel in Abeokuta.

“How do you now begin to accuse the same me that facilitated the completion of that project despite different court actions that were brought then, despite different charges by the EFCC that were hanging around the project. I actually commissioned that project alongside the former vice president, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo. You are now trying to use media, trying to attract unnecessary sympathy, playing the underdog that I, Dapo Abiodun, demolished a property that first I didn’t know it was yours; your name is not on that property.You never came forward to say this property is yours.”

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