The administration of the immediate past governor of Osun State, Adegboyega Oyetola has disagreed with the current governor of the state, Ademola Adeleke, over the construction of Osogbo-Ikirun-Ila-Odo road.
This development came as a result of governor Adeleke’s utterances at the commissioning of the road project in the state, on Tuesday.
While commissioning the project on Tuesday, Adeleke charged motorists to make good use of the newly commissioned Osogbo-Ikirun-Ila-Odo road and not to dump refuse on it for it to last long.
Governor Adeleke, while giving this charge at the commissioning of the second phase of the 10.5km Osogbo Ikirun/Ila-Odo road, also advised motorists to be cautious while plying the road in order to guard against accidents.
Speaking at the commissioning in Ikirun town, Adeleke said he was delighted to commission the road, noting that his administration has been able to meet the yearnings of the people.
However, he condemned Adegboyega Oyetola’s administration for paying lip service to the road project.
“This road project commenced on 9th January, 2013 under the administration of Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola, with the First Phase from Old Garage to Osogbo Steel Rolling Company which was commissioned on 19th November, 2018. The immediate past Governor being a member of the same political party with his predecessor, paid a lip service to the project at the detriment of the entire populace of Osun State.
“This Government has been able to meet the yearnings and aspirations of her citizens for a good road linking Osogbo – Ikirun within her first 100days in office,” he stated.
Meanwhile, The former commissioner for works in Osun State, Oluremi Omowaiye, has come up to describe Adeleke’s claim that the Osogbo-Ikirun-Ila Odo-Kwara State boundary road was abandoned by the Adegboyega Oyetola’s administration, as untrue.
Omowaiye, who revealed that the Rauf Aregbesola’s administration which awarded the contract for the dualisation of the road did 10km from Old Garage, Osogbo to Osogbo Steel Rolling mill, while the Oyetola’s administration did 10.5km and took the dualisation from Osogbo Steel Rolling mill, chainage 10.0 to chainage 20.5, which was a distance of 10.5km.
He said, “Before we left in November last year, we had done the earthwork, the hydraulic, the stabilisation using bolder at various levels and the binder course.”
Omowaiye revealed that Adeleke only put the final layer of the asphalt which was about 30 percent of the entire project.
The former commissioner, who insisted that, there was no way a 10.5km road of that nature can be done within a month, revealed that the contractor cannot deny that the past administration paid severally, noting that they have the evidences of payment.