Former Secretary to the State Government in Ondo State, Hon. Ifedayo Abegunde, has returned to the camp of the state Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, two months after resigning from the governor’s cabinet.
Abegunde had earlier vowed to against the state Governor in the forthcoming October 10 governorship election in the State.
Information gathered revealed that some political and community leaders in the State reconciled the former SSG and his principal.
Recall that Abegunde alleged that the 2016 governorship election was purportedly rigged for Akeredolu, an allegation he had denied but the governor had started pursuing legal action against him until the latest political development.
Following his resignation, Abegunde had declared support for one of the governorship aspirants, Segun Abraham, who later stepped down for Akeredolu.
Abegunde who was not pleased with the development, later switched support for another governorship aspirant, Olayide Adelami, who lost to Akeredolu in the fifth position after polling four votes.
Akeredolu had since replaced him with his Akure kinsman, Tayo Oluwatuyi as the SSG.
According to sources, Abegunde, on Sunday evening, met with Governor Akeredolu at the Government House, Alagbaka, Akure.
Sources at the meeting hinted that Abegunde who met with the Governor alongside the former Commissioner for Special Duties during the Governor Olusegun Mimiko’s administration, Femi Adekanmbi, as well as the governor’s son, Babajide, has settled his differences with the Governor.
One of the source said “Yes, Abena (Abegunde) was with the Governor this evening. They have settled their differences.”
“From now on, he will be working with other APC faithful to ensure the victory of the APC and Akeredolu in the forthcoming election.”