The immediate past Secretary to Ondo State Government (SSG), Hon. Ifedayo Abegunde, has vowed to work for the re-election of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.
Abegunde, who resigned from Akeredolu’s cabinet in the wake of the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary, returned to the governor’s fold on Monday.
The former SSG resigned his appointment in June to support one of the party’s governorship aspirant, Segun Abraham, who later stepped down for Akeredolu on the day of the primary election.
He, however, switched to another aspirant, Olaide Adelami, who garnered four votes and came fifth in the primary election.
It was gathered that some leaders of the party in the state on Sunday evening led Abegunde to the Alagbaka Government House on Akure, to settle with his former principal, who received him warmly.
A party chieftain, who was at the meeting confirmed that apart from Abegunde, a former Commissioner for Special Duties in the state, Femi Adekanbi, also settled his differences with the governor.
The former SSG was said to have pledged his support for the re-election bid of Akeredolu with a pledge to deliver A kure votes for the party in the October 10 governorship election in the state.
”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 party and Akeredolu in the forthcoming election,” the source said.
Abegunde had cited personal reasons for his exit from the Akeredolu’s, alleging that he was maltreated during his three years as SSG.