January 6, 2014

PDP, LP fault Amosun’s performance rating

PDP, LP fault Amosun’s  performance rating

Gov Ibikunle Amosun

ABEOKUTA — Major opposition parties in Ogun State, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the Labour Party, LP, have disagreed with the state governor,  Senator Ibikunle Amosun that  the state has soared since  he assumed office two and a half years ago, describing his performance as below average.

Gov Ibikunle Amosun

Gov Ibikunle Amosun

Governor Amosun had, last week, in his new year message to the people of the state said that his government had achieved the impossible thereby setting  a new standard, performance-wise.

According to Amosun:  “In the last 31 months, our dear state has soared to a higher pedestal that makes it the envy of many and the pride of her citizens at home and in the Diaspora.

“Our schools are better developed as centres of teaching and learning; our hospitals are provided with more facilities and equipment; our people are more empowered to be job providers rather than job seekers; and, policies are adopted to make more of our people legitimate home owners. Even the most ardent of our critics agree that Ogun State is now a better place.”

But, in separate reactions, yesterday, both PDP and LP were unanimous, saying  Amosun has performed below the expectations of the people of the state.

In his reaction, the state Chairman of the PDP, Bayo Dayo told Vanguard on phone that, Amosun was wrong to have scored himself high, rather, he should have allowed the people to score him.

He said: “As  far as the PDP is concerned,  Amosun has not been helping the people of the state but has been helping himself and his people in Egbaland.
“Amosun is a governor of APC, and not governor of everybody in the state  even in his party, he is not accepted by all.

“He should allow civil servants, teachers, market women and other people in the state to score him. But to us in the PDP, he has performed below the expectation of the people.”

In his own reaction to Amosun’s new year broadcast, the state Secretary of the Labour Party, Sunday Ogini told Vanguard that, the Amosun government scored less than 10 per cent  on performance rating.

Ogini said: Amosun’s government has won an award of  the state with the highest number of  economically displaced people in the country.

“Amosun government is a government of deceit.  The governor has performed below average  in many areas.  In fact, we score his government zero in many areas except some areas like infrastructure that we can score him less than 10 per cent.

“When he was being  sworn-in,  he promised free health care, but till today nothing of such. Go to some of the hospitals they are glorified mortuaries.

“He promised reduction in school fees, but today  school fees have skyrocketed. In Education he scored zero, health-wise zero, nobody is questioning  urban renewal, but it must be done with human face,” he said.

Meantime, the chairman of the  Amalgamated  Commercial Motorcycle Owners and Riders Association of Nigeria, ACOMORA,  in Ogun State,  Samsudeen  Apelogun has said that  the association would  do everything  possible to ensure the re-election of the state governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun in the coming election.

Apelogun, however, said the leadership of the association would  ensure that hoodlums are not allowed to perpetuate crime under the guise of being commercial motorcyclists in the state.

Speaking shortly after he was re-elected the state Chairman of the association in Abeokuta, yesterday, Apelogun said Amosun government  has created enabling environment for members of the association to operate.

According to him, one good turn deserves another support; all of us want  Senator Ibikunle to be re-elected governor of the state to continue his sterling performance.