Why Ogun State Speaker, Hon Suraju Adekunbi Can’t Be Trusted

Whenever a new government gets to power, both the righteous and the wicked ones always want to find their way into the heart of the new power holders, but it is left to those concerned to differentiate the wheat from the chaff.


Right now, many species of politicians are lurking around Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State, but being a son of the soil who understands people in the political class, he is expected to choose the right company.


Therefore, one of the people the new governor needs to be weary of is Hon Suraju Adekunbi, the outgoing Speaker of Ogun State House of Assembly. Aside being one of the gladiators who wine and dine with former governor, Ibikunle Amosun from the day one to the last minutes of his eight years tenure, he is also a founding member of APM, the party parallel party setup to rival the All Progressives Congress (APC).


Adekunbi is a loyalist of Amosun, and this is evident as he looked the other way when Amosun sent Chief Olusegun Osoba away from the party, likewise when the then governor hijacked the party structure. Even when the former governor was roaring with his APM party, boasting Prince Dapo Abiodun cannot become governor of this state, Adekunbi simply played along.


Ibikunle Amosun equally established LCDAs through the House of Assembly under the leadership of Adekunbi, who is now part of the Lawmakers calling for the investigation of alleged misconduct and misappropriation of public fund among the LCDAs.


Meanwhile, Hon Suraju Adekunbi cannot claim ignorance of the fact that many of the LCDA chairmen are thugs that assisted Amosun to win the 2015 governorship elections.


Hon Adekunbi appears to be a coward to some people because he failed to speak out even when the then governor was going wrong. He served and enjoyed the last regime. He is one of the people Governor Dapo Abiodun should not trust because Chief Olusegun Osoba once trusted him but got the shock of his life.

In fact, it is believed that Amosun initial wanted to use him instead of Adekunle Akinlade as APM’s governorship candidate, but changed his mind as Adekunbi cannot be trusted with power.

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