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Oyo PDP goes after Ajimobi, charges Makinde to probe ex-gov over N7bn road project

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Alhaji Kunmi Mustapha, the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State, has charged Governor Seyi Makinde, to probe former governor, Abiola Ajimobi, over the N7billion Ibadan-Iseyin Road project.

Speaking with journalists in Ibadan on Saturday, Mustapha said the Ibadan-Iseyin Road project must be looked into due to its importance as it connects the 10 agrarian local government areas of Oke-Ogun political division to Ibadan, the state capital.

According to Mustapha, “Governor Seyi Makinde, in his inauguration address, said, though he does not like to step on anybody’s toe, if condition warrants stepping on some people’s toes, he will.

“So, the Ibadan-Iseyin Road project awarded by the past administration must be looked into.  If you pass through that place, you will see how they have wasted our money. Even, the little they have spent on it is a waste because anybody that is going to take over that project will have to start all over again. You can imagine how much has been lost,” he added.

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The call comes as Governor Makinde has threatened to expose his predecessor, Ajimobi if he does not stop disturbing his government.

Makinde made the threat on Saturday during a media chat on Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State to mark his 30 days in office.

According to the governor, his administration has uncovered N150bn debt within his first 30 days in office, adding that more debts were still being collated by government officials which would be made public soon.

He said a sum of N1.3bn seized from past government officials by the Federal Government would be retrieved to tackle some education sector problems.

He, however, said the debt put at $500m would not stop him from executing his campaign promises made to the people.

Makinde also revealed that the past government in the state spent about N2bn on a kilometre of road.

 

 

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