The Ogun State Chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has blamed Ogun State Government for being insensitive which is making people to loose their lives on Sagamu-Abeokuta express, Ogun PDP in a press statement releasedby the Publicity Secretary Bankole Akinloye (J.P) and made available to Newsjaunts. The press release reads thus:
“The Ogun state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is really disturbed with the consistent loss of lives on the Sagamu-Abeokuta Expressway as a result of high rate of motor accidents”.
“This ugly and sad development is caused by the complete closure of a full stretch of one side of the road from Sagamu interchange to Kobape junction leaving motorists to plying only one side for both ways, whereas, the only lane is too narrow to easily contain both going and oncoming vehicles which include articulated vehicles and heavy vehicles”.
“Unfortunately, the palliative measure that is erroneously called road construction has been awarded to a contractor whose competence is doubtful going by the snail speed with which the work is being handled. The construction company should have learnt from renowned construction companies on how to close such a stretch of road in parts”.
‘Our party is really concerned about how palliative works on a road of less than 50km which ought to be given a priority attention because of its significance and major road leading to Abeokuta, the state headquarters”.
“For us, the slow pace of work on this road readily confirms the extent of levity and insensitivity which has become an official trademark of the ruling government in the ways it handles the collective welfare and well-being of the people right from its inception”
“As a responsive pro-people party, we challenge the ruling government and its contractors to hasten up the pace of work so as to check the daily occurrence of multiple car crash which always results in avoidable loss of life, loss of properties and painful loss of businesses by the people”.
“Lastly, our great party is deeply sad that under the insensitive watch of the ruling government, significant public infrastructure such as this road has become a “Death Path” and if care is not taken, given the sluggish attitudes of the ruling government, works on this road may linger for another one year”.