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‘Don’t commission uncompleted road in Owo’, group tells Mimiko

By Samuel Feleye, Akure

Youths in Owo Local Government area of Ondo State have warned outgoing Governor Olusegun Mimiko not to commission their dualised township road without completion.

The youths under the aegis of Owo is One Movement (OON), who staged a peaceful protest around the ancient town, said they have been informed that the governor is planing to commission the road on Wednesday.

The protesting youths carried placards with different inscriptions such as “we refuse false claim of Mimiko on Owo road projects” “no beautification of Owo kingdom as claimed by Mimiko” “no commission of Owo township road until completion”.

The aggrieved youths in their hundred also? lamented that Mimiko has been misinforming the public on projects in Owo.

They noted that the claim made by the governor in his transition report? that he has completed some road projects such as Post Office Road, Iroko market road, Eco-Bank-Isawe road are absolutely false because no such roads exist anywhere in Owo.

The leader of the youths, Mr. Oyegoke Olanipekun, while addressing reporters said “the essence of our protest is to tell the world that the governor ?has been fraudulently laying claim to some project which he did not do in our kingdom.

“Mimiko claimed that through OSAMCO intervention, he did post office, Iroko market roads and others. These are strange to us in Owo. These are fallacious claim.

“We learnt that this dualised township road, the governor has deviated from the design. The road furniture where not taking care of.

“We learnt he is going to install electric cables for the street light but we recently saw them excavating the median and few days ago, we discovered they were filling it without fixing the cables. We later discovered they want to put solar power.

“He cannot do this in his home town, Ondo, he did well in Akure and why Owo is excepted? We voted for him massively in 2007 and he narrowly lost in Owo 2012 despite our son Oluwarotimi Akeredolu was the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) candidate.

“We will resist his move to commission these uncompleted project by tomorrow (today)”.

Also speaking, the National Coordinator of OOM, High Chief Akin Aruwajoye said they are in support of the youths to stage the peaceful project against the governor’s plan to commission yet to be completed project.

Aruwajoye said the outgoing government has betrayed Owo people adding that his administration is leaving behind report that would make the future of Owo to be blink.

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