According to a blog reader who says he’s writing on-behalf of his friend, the Ibikunle Amosun-led Ogun State government has “swindled” his friend, Abolade Jamiu (pictured wearing a hat) after he supposedly won a house at the 2016 Ogun State Drum Festival.
Jamiu was the winner of the grand raffle draw at the event but hasn’t gotten his supposed winnings, 5 months after the festival.
Writing in an e-mail sent to Somtoo Okoye blog, he said:
The ogun state drum festival has come and gone but the memories of the events like erecting the tallest drum by the governor,drum competitions,various cultural troupe display and the much talked about raffle draw with prices like ty a trip to Kenya,Dubai,a Toyota corolla car and the mouthwatering 2bedroom bungalow @agbara igbesa with the tickets been sold to citizens before the grand finale, is still fresh in my head. Fortunately, the grand price was won by a fresh OAU graduate Abolade Jamiu with ticket no 0125041 which was picked by the deputy governor, accompanied by the speaker of the house of assembly,SSG and the head of service. But to my surprise 5months down the line, no house has been given to the guy and to make things worse, the commissioner for Arts and Culture who organized the festival told him to do his worse if he’s tired of waiting.we went to the citizens right department of the ministry of justice to no avail. This is why I am coming on this platform to help make this news so that it will get to the governor.