OGUN ALLEGES PLANS TO DESTABILISE GOVT
BY KOLADE LAREWAJU
ABEOKUTA - THE Ogun State Government has alleged plans by unnamed group of people to destabilise the state.
Senior Special Assistant to Governor Ibikunle Amosun (Media and Communication), Funmi Wakama said that the group was being led and financed by a former top elected government official, claiming that the group held one of its meetings last Thursday with members of transport workers, students and politicians loyal to the ex-government official in attendance.
Wakama said: 'Surprisingly, a policeman, said to be representing certain interest in the State Command was at the meeting where the plan was hatched to ensure that the new administration was distracted and discredited. According to the plan of the group, the students were assigned the responsibility of mobilizing their colleagues on the campuses and start violent protests against the new administration over trumped-up issues.'
'The students are also to issue press statements to condemn the administration and issue deadlines on several issues. The transporters instructed to put some of their members and loyalists as passengers in commercial buses conveying passengers from one part of the state to the other, as well as from the state to Lagos.
Such passengers moving across Abeokuta, Ijebu Ode, Sagamu, Ilaro, Ijebu Igbo, Ayetoro and from these towns to Lagos are to be used.
Some politicians and aides of the former elected official are also to start bombarding the media with different statements which would distract the Amosun- administration and put its activities in bad light. The plan of the group is to ensure that the Amosun administration is kept so busy that it would have no time to look at the acts of impunity, illegality and fraud committed by the past administration in the state.
We gathered that the first tranche of the funds meant for the plot was released weekend.'
'Interestingly, a national newspaper had in its June 5 edition exclusively reported that a group loyal to the former administration in the state had put together N50 million to sponsor media campaign against the Ogun State government.