‘I’ve Constructed More Roads Than 3 Of My Predecessor Combined’ – Ogun’s...

‘I’ve Constructed More Roads Than 3 Of My Predecessor Combined’ – Ogun’s Governor Abiodun

By Wires | The Trent on November 27, 2022
Ibikunle Amosun, Gbenga Daniel, Dapo Abiodun
Dapo Abiodun

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has said his administration has constructed more roads than his predecessors like Ibikunle Amosun, Gbenga Daniel and Segun Osoba.

According to Abiodun, 80 major roads, including federal ones, have been constructed since he came on board in 2019.

Abiodun said the roads, totalling 400km, were constructed, reconstructed and rehabilitated by his administration.

With this feat, the governor maintained that his administration in the last three and a half years has more kilometres of road done than what his predecessors could lay claim to.

“Over 80 major roads and others (Federal roads inclusive) totalling 400km have been constructed, reconstructed or rehabilitated across the State.

“This administration in three years and six months has done more in terms of kilometres of roads than previous administrations in the State,” Gov Abiodun said in a post on his verified social media handles.

Ogun: Abeokuta-Based Lawyer Drives Into Ambush, Female Passenger Kidnapped

Some unknown gunmen have reportedly kidnapped a woman from the vehicle of a legal practitioner, Sanni Boladale, in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

The incident, it was gathered, happened at the lawyer’s entrance in the Soyoye area of Abeokuta-North Local Government.

Daily Post gathered that the kidnappers had suddenly emerged from their hiding place and descended on the lawyer, who was returning home.

He was said to have struggled with them and escaped, leaving the female occupant, Hannah Opeyemi, in the car and she was dragged away by the hoodlums.

A resident of the area said the incident occurred Friday at about 7:30 pm.

As of the time of filing this report, the whereabouts of the woman remain unknown as the abductors are yet to call the family for ransom.

When contacted, the Ogun police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed the incident on Sunday, November 6, 2022.

Oyeyemi said the command is making frantic efforts to rescue the victim and arrest the kidnappers.

PDP Expels Guber Aspirant Jimi Lawal, 3 Others As Ogun Chapter Crisis Deepens

The crisis rocking the Ogun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Tuesday, November 1, 2022, took a new twist as the National Working Committee of the party on Tuesday expelled a governorship aspirant of the party, Otunba Jimi Lawal for gross misconduct, forgery, anti-party activities and disobedience to party’s constitution.

Jimi Lawal’s expulsion followed recommendations by the NWC and NEC set-up disciplinary committee, headed by Barrister Tola Odulaja

Others expelled alongside Jimi Lawal are: Muyiwa Odebiyi, Moruf Olajide, and Ademola Ojoye.

Jimi Lawal, a former aide to Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai joined the Ogun PDP governorship race in April, 2022.

Addressing journalists at the PDP Secretariat in Abeokuta, the Chairman of the Disciplinary Committee, Barrister Tola Odulaja said their expulsion was in accordance with the party’s constitutional provision.

Odulaja explained that, the committee set up in February, 2022 by the National Working Committee of the party recommended their expulsion following Jimi Lawal’s disobedience to the party by organizing ‘illegal’ rerun governorship primary in the state.

Meanwhile, Otunba Jimi Lawal, while reacting to the news of expulsion, described it as ” a joke taken too far.

Lawal, in a statement signed by Austin Oniyokor, Project Director, Jimi Adebisi Lawal Campaign Organization, JALCO, said the expulsion “the purported suspension and illegal expulsion are comical acts taken too far”.

The statement read, “Our attention has been drawn to the purported expulsion of the governorship candidate of the Peoples  Democratic Party (PDP), Otunba Jimi Adebisi Lawal, and other chieftains of the party by some dissidents”.

“This is a joke taken too far. Indeed, it is illegality upon illegality, all amounting to illegalities. How can these people take such a step when the initial illegal act is already a subject of litigation at the Federal High Court, Abeokuta; and the parties, including the active participants had been served the court summons. As a matter of fact, the matter came up yesterday, Monday, 31st October, 2022 at the Federal High Court, Abeokuta. Definite hearing has been fixed for 30th November, 2022”.

“Clearly, the purported suspension and illegal expulsion are comical acts taken too far. These steps cannot stand the test of time and the law. These acts are contemptuous of the court which will be set aside sooner than later as in the case of Amaechi v. INEC & Ors. (No. 1) (2007) 18 NWLR (Pt. 1065) 42”.

“We implore all our long-standing delegates, leaders, elders, and stakeholders of the party to remain calm. All these shenanigans are no more than a storm in a teacup. It is will soon fizzle out”.

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