The Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon Adebo Ogundoyin has reacted to some videos which surfaced on the internet few days ago describing them as sponsored by opposition elements who are already jittery of imminent defeat at the polls.
The Speaker said it was unfortunate that in this era and time politicians are still playing politics befoul with hatred and animosity.
He said election should not be seen as a do or die affair to the extent of politicians sponsoring fake news and twisting comments made by perceived political enemy in order to curry favor or support from the electorates.
According to the Speaker, his comments in one of the videos where he was addressing a community in his constituency was taken in part and twisted to suit the political interest of the masterminds of ignoble act.
Hon Ogundoyin said he was reacting to a question on some roads projects in Ibarapaland.
He added that his full comment in the video was explanatory enough and didn’t mean admittance of failure or neglect of Ibarapaland by the State Government as portrayed or insinuated by the opposition and the purveyors of fake information who circulated the video.
He stated further that he was only trying to explain the concept of alternative funding of projects to the people and the fact that he had to do everything possible to ensure the projects were captured in the budget
“What do they mean by neglect or abandonment of Ibarapaland when the present administration in Oyo State has projects which cut across our zone. We have Igboora/Idere/Ayete/Tapa to Igangan road project and from Igangan to Iganna. This Projects cut across the entire Ibarapaland.
“In Ibarapa East alone, we have four road Projects approved by Governor Seyi Makinde’s administration. Talk of Ogundoyin road, Local Government Secretariat road, New Eruwa to Maya road project and the Ido/Eruwa road recently flagged off by his Excellency.
“We are lucky to have a good and listening Governor like Engr Seyi Makinde who acceded to our request for Ido/Eruwa road to be re-awarded after the fund for the project was mismanaged and squandered by the immediate past administration.
“This no doubt put pressure on the finances of the present administration but to God be the glory the project has been awarded. This road when completed will be of high quality like those already completed and commissioned by our amiable Governor ” Oyo Speaker said.
He also added that the approval of Eruwa Farm settlement for the people of Ibarapa and the approval of grant for Oyo State College of Education, Lanlate and the approval of the reconstruction of the road within the institution, accreditation of over thirty courses in Adeseun Ogundoyin Polytechnic, among others.
The Speaker maintained that with all these, the people of Ibarapaland are determined to ensure the continuity of all the projects and are ready to vote for Governor Seyi Makinde and for him as the candidate of the PDP for Ibarapa East State Constituency.
“Our people tired of APC Government in Oyo State and they don’t want them to return to power. The four years of Governor Seyi Makinde are not only beneficial to the people but also peaceful.
“I know the opposition are already counting their losses even before the election. Because as a lawmaker, I have delivered on my campaign promises. Some of them include a well furnished Primary Health Care Centre at Lagaye, a mosque for the Oloro community as demanded, a block of classrooms secondary school in Temidire community almost completed, another block of classrooms at Ojonamo community Primary School almost completed, a cold room for butchers at New Garage abattoir, a completed Eruwa Youth Movement Secretariat, installation of solar powered streetlights at Aborerin, 15 motorized boreholes completed and already being used, another 7 motorized boreholes facilitated,
distribution of not less than 60 new motorcycles to security outfits and the constituents, 25 Generating Sets to Constituents, 20 Deep Freezers to Constituents, presentation of cash to a hundred constituents to boost their economic activities, Facilitation of ITF training and empowerment (Electrical Engineering and Furniture Making) for youths in the constituency, Purchase of Jamb forms for youths, Mathematics Competition for secondary schools, Payment of Bursary to 400 indigenous students, Facilitation of admission for students of Ibarapaland descent, Facilitation of First Bank’s training on Solar Panel installations for youths in the constituency, Facilitation of employment opportunities for constituents e.g TESCOM, Hospital Management Board, Amotekun, Access Bank, Polaris Bank, NSCDC etc, Distribution of educational materials (notebooks and chalks) to primary and secondary schools in the constituency
And many more
Hon Ogundoyin also decried another sponsored video where some kids were asked to be singing and chanting unprintable words to discredit his personality and wondered why innocent children would be dragged by shameless politicians into political matters.
“What are we teaching our children? Teaching them at their formative years to learn how to bear grudges and see politics as war. This is unwarranted and uncivilized to say the least. ” Oyo Speaker stressed.