The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Eyitayo Jegede SAN, was on Adaba FM today ( Tuesday) In the almost 50minutes live interview, Eyitayo Jegede has shown that he’s very disconnected with the people of Ondo State.
These are some of the extracts from his interview;
(1) JEGEDE- How many foot bridge have they (Akeredolu) built now?
From what i understand, footbridges are usually used by pedestrians. In other words, it is reffered to as pedestrian bridge. Since the creation of this state, there is only one pedestrian bridge built in the state. It is situated at the popular Oja Oba in Akure, the state capital. None has been built in the last 20years.
The truth is that the Akeredolu administration has gone beyond building foot bridges. The first and only flyover bridge in Ondo State is built by Governor Akeredolu administration.
Jegede and the PDP should take note.
(2) JEGEDE – Ask them, have they (Akeredolu) provided water for our people in Ilaje?
In Ilaje, Governor Akeredolu recently commissioned a 45.6 kilometers water rising mains and pipe laying along Igbokoda-Ugbonla road. The project is worth N2.3billion.
As a fact, the Aboto water Project that was commissioned in the twilight of Mimiko’s administration under which Jegede served as Attorney-General and chairman of Tender’s board, never provided a single drop of water for Ilaje people until Governor Akeredolu finished the reticulation and also competed the second phase.
The Akeredolu administration has gone beyond providing water for the people of Ilaje alone, he has provided water for the various communities in the state. Over 2000 water facilities have been rehabilitated and new ones sunk across the state.
(3) JEGEDE – Ask them, what have they (Akeredolu) done for our people in Akoko?
The achievements of Governor Akeredolu administration are wearing their badges proudly in Akoko lands. They are projects that were put in place to save the lives of the people and end tears devoid of the usual showmanship we experienced during the last administration.
The Oke-alabojuto road, the Oke- Oka road , Jubilee road in Ikare, the ongoing dualization of Ikare township road. The Akeredolu administration will be remembered in the history of the state as the first Governor to build a dual carriage way in Akoko land.
Jegede and the PDP should visit Ikare Akoko.
(4) JEGEDE – Why do we dramatize road. Roads can be built by local government chairman.
Road is the only public good that spread dividend of good governance among the people. It’s one of the fairest basis of measuring the performance of democratic leaders across the world.
Condemning genuine efforts on road development is a direct attack on the gains of the people of Ondo State.
Yes, Governor Akeredolu has constructed the highest kilometers of roads in three and a half years compared to the past administrations.
In Ondo state, Jegede should tell us which local government can construct over 400 kilometers of roads in three and a half year.
(5) Akeredolu didn’t start the industrial hub. We provided the energy.
It is embarrassing, to say the least, that a governorship candidate who is supposed to show honor and integrity could spew lies and deceit on a radio interview.
The truth is in the public space that Governor Akeredolu went to China and signed a deal with the Linyi Municipal for the establishment of industries in Ondo State. That singular trip resulted in the success story of Ondo-Linyi industrial hub where seven industries are now fully operational.
Eyitayo Jegede must stop insulting the people of Ondo state with lies and deceits.
(6) JEGEDE- We will use our strength in the tourism sector to generate IGR. That longest coastline in our riverine can be used to attract tourists.
When our efforts on establishing a deep sea port are yielding fruits and the steps are progressing, Eyitayo Jegede is thinking of using our coastlines for tourism.
It is simple. Eyitayo Jegede represents the past. Governor Akeredolu represents the future. The future of the state is in the deep sea port that’s being pursued by Governor Akeredolu. Governor Akeredolu has emphatically assured that there is no going back on the march towards having a deep sea port in the state.
But imagine, the PDP governorship candidate will surely abandon the dreams of our deep sea port. He said it will be turned into a tourist center.
Big dreams , great leader. Aketi is a great leader. Jegede will kill our dreams of having a deep sea port that will usher in economic prosperity in Ondo state.
Olatunde Richard Olabode
Akeredolu/Aiyedatiwa Campaign Organisation