By Akinwande Soji-Ojo
Oyo State Governor, Engr.Seyi Makinde, on Tuesday, asked voters in the state to shame the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC), by dragging its candidates’ faces in the mud in the forthcoming 2023 general elections.
Makinde stated this at the commissioning of the rebuilt Sasa market.
He said: “Yes, I do say that our infrastructure will target our economy. This is one example.
“Recently, a critic, who was part of the past administration said the Moniya-Iseyin road is narrow despite the fact that the same government awarded the contract. Anyway, we collected N1 billion from them when we came in. Please always enlighten them, because they lack that simple knowledge and, on the election day, ensure you drag their faces in the mud.
“When they were running their government, instead of allowing the people to spread out so much so that those living at Iseyin could be working in Secretariat, Ibadan, they failed to do that.
“But when we came in, we made the movement easy for our people and now, you can spend 45 minutes from Moniya to Iseyin instead of the 3 hours it used to be. That is the correction we made, which is expanding our state economy.
“They also said we are only constructing roads, which according to them, do not have any impact on the lives of our residents. But I can tell you that on the 25th day of every month, the money Oyo State economy gulps is about N14 billion.”
Earlier in his address, the chairman of Akinyele Local Government, Mr. Taoheed Adedigba, lauded Makinde for his excellent achievements in the local government area.
“Your Excellency, permit me to mention few of your excellent performance in Akinyele Local Government that are already transforming the local government into ultra-modern city that can be compared with Dubai in United Arab Emirates.
“Some of the numerous developmental projects in our dear local government include Ojoo Bus Terminal, tarring of Moniya/Iseyin road, location of Amotekun Headquarters, provision of modern and sophisticated health equipment, resuscitation of the Pacesetter Quarry, lighting up of the local government community and ongoing second phase of Akinyele Farmers’ Market along Akinyele/Oyo road,” he said.
Adedigba said his administration will continue to complement the efforts of the state government and key into the governor’s vision of restoring the glory of Oyo State.