The Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) candidate in the August 9 Osun governorship election, Senator Iyiola Omisore, has assured that he would not abandon any ongoing project of the Governor Rauf Aregbesola administration if elected governor of the state.
Omisore, who spoke through the director general of his campaign organisation, Akogun Lere Oyewumi, while addressing journalists in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, however, said that the assurance covers only projects that are beneficial to the people of the state.
The PDP governorship candidate was reacting to fears in some quarters that he might abandon some ongoing projects embarked upon by the present administration if he wins the election.
He said, “On roads and other infrastructural facilities, we have seen that we are going to inherit even more than we bargained for, but we have promised the people of Osun State that we are not the type of government that will abandon any project because they were initiated by somebody else, no, the modalities of doing them may be different.
“How do we stop Gbongan-Sekona road? Or how do we stop the roads passing through Osogbo-Ikirun-Esa Odo? The design of this was even done by Omisore himself when he was in the National Assembly.
“All this are federal government roads, the present governor is doing it so that he can get the money from the federal government and send it to Lagos but unfortunately, the president could not give him such money because he did not pass through the normal channel before embarking on the federal roads. They must agree on the cost, all this were not done, they just started the road and when they got to certain point, they approached the federal government and it said, ‘we were not consulted.’”