Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State, on Thursday, said his administration in the last seven and a half years, has never neglected any part of the state for others
Amosun was apparently reacting to accusations in some quarters that his government concentrated more infrastructural development in Abeokuta, the state capital, at the detriment of other areas of the state.
He said this during the kick off of his ward to ward senatorial campaign at Ward 9, Owowo, in Ewekoro Local Government Area, that the accusation was one of the reasons why he is being castigated.
Amosun is contesting for Ogun West senatorial seat in the National Assembly at the completion of his eight-year second term in office.
The governor explained that major towns in the state had the feel of his administration in terms of development while contending that Abeokuta, the state capital, deserves a good status.
He, however, said its uncharitable for anyone or a group of people to accuse him of focusing development more in the state capital than other parts of Ogun State.
“Why am I being castigated? Abeokuta was made the State capital over 40 years ago and the only offence I have committed is to have developed Abeokuta, but I tell you, no sane governor will neglect Abeokuta, else that governor will see the result.
“I have never neglected other areas. We have one of the best flyovers and roads of our administration in Sagamu, there are two flyovers in Ijebu Ode with good roads and the same things are done in Ijebu Igbo and Yewa.
“What we’ve done is that when we do three things in Abeokuta, we do two or one in other places and we are running around day and night to get this done. I am not the first governor in Ogun State but I appreciate what they’ve done. No governor worth his salt will abandon Abeokuta,” he said.
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