Ondo PDP faults Gov. Akeredolu for commissioning Osun bridge

Ondo PDP faults Gov. Akeredolu for commissioning Osun bridge

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Kennedy Peretei, Osun PDP spokesman; Governor Rotimi Akeredolu

The PDP in Ondo has knocked Governor Rotimi Akeredolu for travelling to Osun to fee a bridge constructed by his counterpart, Gboyega Oyetola.

In an announcement on Friday, the Peoples Democratic Get together described Mr Akeredolu’s go to as “embarrassing” when Akure, the Ondo capital, had no flyover bridge of its personal. 

“There are a number of intersections within the metropolis of Akure that may make do with flyovers. The roundabout at NEPA is all the time chaotic at peak hours.

“The identical with Governor’s Workplace roundabout connecting the Federal Secretariat and Oda street with a heavy vehicular presence amongst a number of others.

“But, Akeredolu can journey all the best way to Osogbo to rejoice what he himself is unable to do in Ondo State,” mentioned Kennedy Peretei, a spokesman for the PDP.

Within the assertion obtained by Peoples Gazette, Mr Peretei mentioned that governor Akeredolu ought to have honourably declined the invitation to fee the flyover.

The spokesman added that “Maybe, the occasion wouldn’t have wanted any point out, however for the irony and shamelessness related to it. Even when Akeredolu was invited to the ceremony, he ought to have declined, if solely to save lots of himself from embarrassment.”

On Thursday, Mr Akeredolu commissioned the ‘iconic flyover’ at Olaiya Intersection in Osogbo, the Osun capital, constructed by the administration of governor Oyetola. 

Criticising the APC additional, the PDP spokesman lamented that it is not uncommon data that Akure is the one state capital within the southwest with out a single flyover. 

Reacting, Mr Akeredolu mentioned the PDP “was in authorities for eight years on this state and refused to assemble even a pedestrian bridge all through its keep in workplace throughout an period of financial growth has now all of the sudden realised the necessity for a flyover in Akure?”

Within the assertion issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Richard Olatunde, the governor mentioned his administration had accomplished sufficient, even with the development of the Ore flyover. 

“For a number of years, the intersection at Ore was a nightmare, not solely to the individuals of Ondo State however different street customers plying the Lagos/Benin Expressway. Sadly, there have been frequent carnages at that spot in Ore. Lives have been misplaced. Treasured instances have been wasted resulting from gridlocks. 

“To handle the nasty state of affairs, Governor Akeredolu moved and constructed a flyover, the very first in Ondo State, to save lots of lives and promote financial actions in Ore, which is the financial hub of the state,” the Ondo governor mentioned within the assertion.

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