Gubernatorial candidate of Accord in Oyo state, Chief Adebayo Adelabu has declared that recent happenings in the state have finally vindicated him on his opinion that the present administration lacks the capacity and the will power to deliver good governance in the state.
He maintained that the governor must have tried his best but his best is not strong enough deliver the desired good governance.
His best is clearly devoid of the required understanding and administrative acumen to handle a state like Oyo state, that is known for its historical pacesetting profile.
Chief Adelabu in a statement released in Ibadan through his Media Aid, Comerade Femi Awogboro frowned at the deplorable condition of the Moniya-Iseyin road after the heavy downpour that occurred on Friday.
“The other time I warned about the poor quality of the Moniya-Iseyin road that the government claimed to have spent about N10billion on, they said we didn’t mean well for the people of Oke-ogun. It is sad to note that the heavy downpour which occurred earlier today has vindicated us that we were only being patriotic. It was bad enough that the road leading to one of the most important zones in the state which should have been made a dual carriage way was constructed as a narrow single lane. Even now, the quality of the single lane did not justify the amount claimed to have been spent on its construction. This amounts to executive recklessness and leadership fraud if the road that is less than two years old could be washed away so easily by flood emanating from just an average tempo downpour”
“It is on record that we have been vindicated on three issues just within a spate of one week. The first one is the Moniya-Iseyin road. The second is the poor quality free education that led us into the 33rd position in the recently released WASCE results across the 36 states of the federation. I have stated it in my interviews several times that the government has failed in instituting good quality educational policies in the state despite its deceitful claim of free education. He distorted all the established good policies of the preceding administration and later conceded to them after its third year when it was obviously too late to rescue the drowning educational standards. Thirdly, the Multi-billion naira Park Management System buildings are presently empty, non-functional and not being used for anything other than relaxation joints for touts and societal nit-wits. The old buses are still parked outside which means it is only the ground open space that is ordinarily required for the motor parks. So, why spending our hard earned billions of Naira on unnecessary constrution. This is clearly a misplacement of priority and wasteful utilisation of scarce resources of the state”, he stated.
Chief Adelabu said it is unacceptable that the present administration is wasting the scarce resources of the state on projects that cannot stand the test of time. The sons and daughters as well as all residents of this state deserve an apology from the state governement for this exhibition of administrative mediocrity, gross incompetence and executive cluelessness as this is not what they bargained for.
He however enjoined all well meaning citizens of the state to prevail on the government to quickly summon the contractor that handled the construction of the Moniya-Iseyin road to correct the anomalies just like it did on the Lekan Salami Sports complex. We also need to declare a state of emergency on the educational sector for all stakeholders to gather to review end to end the policies we currently have on ground. This is the only way we can reverse this shameful trend in our educational sector. Oyo State obviously deserves better.