The government of Gov Oluwarotimi Akeredolu in Ondo State has been described as not moving at the expected rate as regards the development of the state.
The Executive Director of the Niger Delta Power Holding Company, NDPHC, Engr Ife Oyedele stated this in Akure, the state capital, at the sidelines of the thanksgiving of the Senator Yele Omogunwa.
Oyedele emphasized that the state, under the leadership of the governor, has not been able to utilize potentials that abound in the state.
According to him, Ondo State should be able to compete with Lagos State going by the strategic location along the coastline which is the longest among those ones around.
“By the grace of God, I am one of those people who as a member of the constitution drafting committee, as the one who designed the flag of APC, as the first person to open a campaign office for President Muhammadu Buhari in 2013 in Ondo State and attested to by the President himself, as one who has being a leader of the party.
“If we are to register APC in Ondo State, I will be the number person because I am the only citizen of Ondo State who was in the merger committee.
“So, I am not in the back-seat because some of us do things and we don’t want to be seen, because this is about service to the people.
“Today, I’m more concerned because we don’t have good road in Ondo State. I’m concerned because there is epileptic power supply in Ondo. In Ondo State, we having more of area boys, because the level of education has dropped. Even within the sporting sector, athletes are not being supported and encouraged.
“I’m more concerned about restoring the economy of Ondo because with her potentials she should be at par with Lagos State.
“Today, you cannot name two industries that are functioning in Ondo State. That should be our concern and not feigning glory of a particular person. If I have the opportunities those are the things I will be concentrating on.”
Oyedele added that, “I drive around Ondo State and I drive on very poor roads. Road construction has been one of the focus of Arakunrin Akeredolu. But it looks like scratching the surface.
“We can actually do more as a state to ensure we can compete favourably with Lagos State when you consider all of the resources, the coastal lines and all of those things that we have.
“It’s not about projecting myself, we the time come the people will know those who are in contention. But for now, we are contend with helping the government of Oluwarotimi Akeredolu to succeed. It’s the APC that brought him to power, so it’s our responsibility to ensure that he succeeds,” he stated.
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