The Olota of Ota, Oba Adeyemi Obalanlege, has thrown his weight behind Dapo Abiodun’s reelection as a second-term Governor of Ogun State.
Oba Obalanlegea made this know while appreciating the governor for repairing bad federal government roads in Ota and its environs.
According to PM News, Oba Obalanlege applauded Abiodun when he led Awori Obas under the aegis of Awori Obas Forum and the Olota in-Council on a courtesy visit to the governor’s office at Oke-Mosan Abeokuta.
The monarch decried the poor state of the federal roads which had created a lot of hardship for the people.
The Oba noted that state governments have no business in repairing roads that belong to the government at the centre, but regretted that long years of neglect have led some State governments to take responsibility for fixing the roads to reduce the suffering of their people.
“Let me say that in the first place, it is not the job of the State governments to take over federal roads but because the federal government has refused to put these roads in order that is why the Ogun State Government wants to put them back in order and that will help the people of Ota and other Awori axis”.
” So whatever is going to make the people happy, that is going to reduce the suffering of our people, we are fully in support. All the Awori Obas are in support of the governor in ensuring that these roads are rehabilitated”, the monarch said.
He advised the federal government to concede the roads to state governments for prompt repair and pay them based on kilometres of federal roads that pass through their State.
On the reason for the visit, the Awori top traditional ruler said he and other rulers are impressed with the performance of the governor in the last three years, saying all parts of the State, including Awori land, have benefited from the projects executed by the government.
”We are pleased with the good work he has been doing and to assure him of our support in the coming election. He has done wonderfully well and we believe that by the time he returns to the office for a second term, he will do more and better.
“We, members of Awori Obas Forum, in Ogun State and the Olota in-Council, are together and we want to assure the governor that we will support him. With our daughter, they are going to perform very well in their second term in office”, Oba Obalanlege submitted.