Concerns As Ogun Governor, Deputy, House Speaker Relocate Abroad, Abandon State Functions

There are concerns in Ogun State after the three highest positions of civil authority were left vacant for several days.

Governor Dapo Abiodun, his Deputy, Noimot Salako-Oyedele, and the Speaker of House, Olakunle Oluomo, reportedly left the state to run without requisite constitutional authorities as they toured different countries in Europe and America.

Abiodun was said to have travelled out of the country shortly after his late father’s burial.

According to People Gazette, the governor was last seen two weeks ago when he departed for London and it was unclear when he planned to return to the state.

The governor had also paid a visit to the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

Multiple sources close to the governor said Abiodun, Salako-Oyedele and Oluomo were still away as of Monday night.

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Salako-Oyedele was said to have undergone surgery and was hibernating in London; while Oluomo was said to have left the state to attend a conference in the United States of America.

The governor was said to have handed over to the Secretary to the State Government, Tokunbo Talabi, instead of the deputy governor.

The action reportedly angered Salako-Oyedele, who also took a trip to London.

An official said Abiodun appeared to be suffering from an ailment about which he had been reluctant to publicly admit.

The governor reportedly flew in doctors from abroad without disclosing how much was spent from state coffers to settle the bill.

Salako-Oyedele was also said to be in London for a surgical operation and scheduled medical check-up. The claims are yet to be confirmed.

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