The Oyo State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress has attacked the state governor, Seyi Makinde over the plan to spend the sum of #8bn on the reconstruction of the Lagos-Iwo road interchange in Ibadan, the state capital.
APC described the plan by the Makinde administration as “a misplaced priority as well as an attempt to squander government resources.”
The ruling party, the Peoples Democratic Party in its reaction to the statement by the APC said it was a sign of insensitivity.
The Oyo State governor, on Friday, announced the plan of the state government to embark on the project to decongest the area.
The Oyo state APC chapter in a statement through its Deputy spokesperson, Ayobami Adejumo had said, “The current administration has now been known for building castle in the air in demonstration of its gross incompetence and avowed desire for mismanaging public funds.”
“Without any record of presentation at the State Executive Council meeting or consideration and approval by the appropriate organs of government as required by law, the governor reeled out a contract sum for another white elephant project.”
“The question on the lips of many people now bothers on how the cost of N8bn was arrived at even when no picture of the proposed reconstruction has been shown to the world.”
PDP, however, in a statement through its state spokesperson, Akeem Olatunji said, the opposition party, showed utter disregard for the state’s economy which has been affected by the traffic congestion at the interchange.
“The criticisms by the APC show clear indication that the disregard shown to that road by the immediate past government led by the party was sanctioned by leaders of the APC, a clear show of insensitivity to the plight of commuters who daily waste lots of man-hours trying to wade through the sea of traffic around the interchange.
“We do not know when APC elements became the record keepers of the Oyo State Executive Council, such that they know which contract has been debated, approved or tabled.”