Michael Ofulue, Osogbo
Osun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described criticism of its government’s multi-billion naira infrastructure plan by the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) as “unpatriotic, reprehensible and a display of anti-development for which the opposition is known for.”
Responding to an ill intentioned statement from the opposition , the State Chairman of the PDP, Sunday Bisi chided the APC for playing politics with a development agenda that is widely adjudged to be commendable to the economic revival of the state..
The PDP Chairman said the government inherited a state with over 95 infrastructural deficits as at November 2022.,adding that the internal state infra audit when PDP took over revealed that the infrastructural decay cut across education, health, roads, water sectors among others.
“We then developed an initial emergency plan that led to the complete renovation of 31 schools, 45 kilometers of roads, 332 functioning boreholes, commencement of rehabilitation of water works, rewarding intervention in the health sector and major actions on Osogbo-Ikirun and the Osogbo ring roads among others.
“Despite the accomplishments of the last 11 months, our government under Senator Ademola Adeleke decided to address the intra crisis in a more holistic way.
“We call on the APC to read the full speech of Mr Governor in which he spelt out the strategies, the projects, the funding plans and sources of such funding. The APC should get educated that not all governors are interested in diverting public funds as was the practice when the opposition holds sway.
“The opposition, while admitting that the Governor said funding will be without loans, was still confused on how such funds will be generated because under the APC government, its leaders lacked basic understanding of financial innovation and re-engineering.”