Ogun govt, PDP trade words over another demolition

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  • It’s LUTH’s —Commissioner

BY DAUD  OLATUNJI
ABEOKUTA — The Ogun State Government  and  the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state, yesterday,  traded words over another demolition exercise carried out at Ilepa axis of  Ifo Local Government Area of the state.
The PDP in a statement issued by  the state publicity  Secretary, Waliu Oladipupo condemned what it called  yet another round of demolition of property  by the state government.

The party while reacting to the alleged demolition of  1,000 houses of about 15,000  population at Ilepa axis of Ifo Local Government Area, said it  wondered why the government would choose to cause the people to weep on the eve of the New Year.
“The agents of destruction were  accompanied by about 200 armed riot policemen with over 30 armoured vehicles, destroying people’s property.

“The party said it holds strongly to its views that the Amosun government lacks human face as it has brought untold hardship on the good people of Ogun State, destroying their properties without compensation. Besides, the heavily padded projects that they make so much noise about do not have any positive impact on the lives of the people.”

But, the state government has refused the claim that it demolished the people’s property in Ifo, saying,  the property in contention belonged to Lagos  University Teaching Hospital,  LUTH.
The state Commissioner of Information, Yusuph Olaniyonu told Vanguard on phone yesterday that,  the PDP should not put the blame on the door step of the state  government rather, it should blame the Federal Government.

It is not the state government affairs, we are only helping them to  enforce  the law. We are helping the Federal government. It is the property of LUTH.
“The land is two thousand hectares altogether, and 1,000 belong to  the state,250 hectares belong to LUTH and 750 hectare of the land belong to the people of the community.

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