Aggrieved residents of Ogun State have kicked against the reported second-term agenda of Dapo Abiodun, the state governor, expressing their dissatisfaction over the numerous dilapidated roads in the state.
According to the residents, who live in the Sango-Otta, Shagamu and Odogbolu areas of the state, Governor Abiodun has scored zero over his administration’s inability to complete road projects initiated by his predecessor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun.
They accused the governor of embarking upon “social media road construction”, claiming that the apparent neglect of the roads has led to various vehicles getting damaged on the bad roads.
“Your Excellency sir, you need to sit up to your duties and justify the mandate given to you by the good people of our Ogun state. There are lots to be done on road infrastructure, but they remain undone. Why not emulate your brother Governor in Lagos who completed Ambode’s uncompleted project (specifically Agege Pen Cinema road reconstruction/overhead bridge) project within a year in office. In your case, it is otherwise,” Adebanjo Damilare told the Daily Post.
“You politicise everything at the detriment of the citizens. Abandoned/uncompleted projects here and there across the state with no attention under your watch. You have been energizing your predecessor and rival (Amosun) to become more recalcitrant to your administration and gain the love of the citizens over you as the Governor by your lackadaisical attitude to your duties as governor of the state. One BAD term DOESN’T deserve another. Enough of social media road construction. Ogun state should not continue like this.”
Another resident, Tunde Dawood-Akerele, wrote: “What a delayed action therefore, it isn’t well appreciated. After many vehicles had been damaged, products and materials had been wantonly destroyed. Oh, I trust Sanwo-Olu.”
Abubakar Jamiu said: “Your Excellency, Prince Dapo Abiodun, Governor of Ogun State, we appreciate your good governance. May Allah keep on strengthening you, sir. Itanrin Ijebu community under Odogbolu Ogun State are expecting the same hands of fellowship.”
“Thank you, your Excellency. This shows that you are a governor with listening ears. God bless you, sir. However, help us so that they can fill the stones up with sand and let the roller press it down. The stones are very sharp and could even damage the vehicles you’re doing the palliatives for. Kindly help us so we can derive good value for the efforts. Once again, God bless you, sir,” Oyaleke Gbenga wrote.
Akinola M. Olatunde, however, went hysterical, saying: “All of you praising him, may your lives be smooth as Ogun state roads.”