‘I’m not witch-hunting anybody’ — Abiodun replies Genga Daniel over demolition of Datkem plaza
Ogun State governor,
Dapo Abiodun, has said that the partial demolition of Datkem Plaza does not indicate that he is witch-hunting anybody in the state.
It will be recalled that last Sunday, Datkem Plaza, a building situated in the Ijebu Ode area of Ogun and owned by Olufunke, wife of Gbenga Daniel, former governor of Ogun state, was demolished by officials of the state urban development ministry.
While reacting to the demolition in a statement issued through Adeyinka Kotoye, her counsel, Olufunke had accused the Ogun governor of “illegality”, adding that despite suffering unimaginable and huge losses, she will continue to seek redress in court.
But speaking on Monday during the inspection of the reconstruction of Mowe-Ofada road in the Obafemi-Owode LGA of the state, Governor Abiodun said the demolition exercise was not to “witch-hunt” anyone in the state.
The Ogun governor said building codes must be respected, adding that the state would be “chaotic” if building laws are disregarded.
“We are a responsible government. We are responsible to our citizens. We are a law-abiding administration,” he said.
“I’m sure that everyone will testify to the fact that since I assumed office in 2019, I have ensured equity, fairness, and upheld the rule of law.
“I have not in any way, form or manner attempted to be vindictive or appear like someone who is trying to witch-hunt anybody.
“These are some of the insinuations I have read on the social media and nothing could be further from the truth.”
Abiodun asked residents to always abide by building codes of the state.