Ogun State under his excellency Prince Dapo Abiodun has taking an unprecedented nose dive since the emergence of the governor. One would have thought the oil mogul and the billionaire business man was coming with fresh ideas to drive the state forward, but reverse has been the case.
One won’t forget so soon the political battle his predecessor had to fight, a battle Senator Ibikunle Amosun failed to win as his anointed candidate, Honourable Adekunle AbdulKabir Akinlade, was made to eat the dust for the emergence of Prince Dapo Abiodun.
It was a political war the present governor couldn’t have won all alone, if not for the political backing of the Vice President Yemi Osibajo, and the effort of some graduates of the Bourdillon political assembly.
We all know that in a normal setting, Ogun state should be at least on per with Lagos State which happens to be her close neighbor in some levels, but the reverse is the case.
The huge developmental and infrastructural difference between the states is incomparable, a situation that has become so terrible during this government’s dispensation.
It’s no hidden secret how Senator Ibikunle Amosun turned the fortunes of the state around and increased the state’s internal generated revenue tremendously, with so many infrastructural projects springing up everywhere.
Although, I am not here to sing the praises of the former governor because SIA as good as some of his achievements were, he failed in some aspects. The way and manner he handled the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic crisis and the Ipokia Polytechnic hullabaloo is still one of the things that the working governor failed at, also not forgetting he trusted the wrong people with a very shaky political structure.
Back to this present administration, Governor Dapo Abiodun’s administration has failed in all quarters except in the area of turning all the state’s roofing sheets to yellow. It’s just so funny some of the buildings had to have their roofs removed to be converted to yellow.
The roads are so terrible, with so many projects lingering here and there, and now comes the bombshell;
The governor, the deputy governor and the speaker of the state house all left the state for overseas exploit, that’s to show the kind of lackadaisical approach to governance Mr Governor is applying.
Isn’t it the constitutional duty of the good people of Ogun state and tax payers living in the state to know first hand what’s happening in Oke Mosan Abeokuta?
Who is really in charge?
This is a question lingering on so many minds in Ogun state.
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