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Why I will continue to visit Aso Rock — Makinde
From: News Editor
Sat, 10 Jun 2023   ||   Nigeria,

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has said he will continue to vis­it Aso Rock in Abuja.

Makinde, who spoke on Fri­day explained that his going to Aso Rock, the seat of federal power is in the interest of the people of the state.

The Governor made this dis­closure while flagging -off the du­alisation of Akobo Ojuirin/Odog­bo Barracks to Olorunda Abaa junction by N O Idowu Compre­hensive College in Ibadan.

It would be recalled that Makinde was elected on the platform of the Peoples Demo­cratic Party (PDP) while Presi­dent, Bola Ahmed Tinubu who is in Aso Rock was elected on the platform of the All Progres­sives Congress (APC).

It was gathered that Ma­kinde and four former gover­nors on the platform of PDP among whom are Samuel Or­tom and Nyesom Wike were in Aso Rock on Thursday, al­though the reasons for their visit were not made public.

Following a backlash, the Oyo State Governor has, how­ever, insisted he will continue to go to Aso Rock to seek a re­fund of money spent on feder­al roads in the state from the President.

He said he has a genuine reason for going to Aso Rock even though some people are criticizing him for doing that.

Makinde, while speaking further, announced that he has named one of the roads in the state after the former governor of Rivers State, Wike.

He declared that the road between Idi Ape in Ibadan North East local government area up to Olorunda Aba in Lagelu local government area will henceforth be known as Nyesom Wike Road.

He added that he will not hesitate to pay compensation to owners of property affected by the road construction, urging the people to cooperate with the contractor to complete the road on time.

Makinde said, “I will con­tinue to go to Aso Rock to push for the refund of the money we spent on the roads. The Chair­man of Lagelu, if you continue to come to us, I will continue to go to Aso Rock for a refund.

“Let me announce that Idi Ape to Olorunda Aba has been named as Governor Nye­som Wike Road. The road that stretches from Idi Ape to Olo­runda Aba.

“The people of Olorunda Aba, you have endured but re­lief is here. Any property that will go, we will promptly pay the compensation. The road will be completed within 12 months”.


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