A bridge collapsed recently at the Apete area of Ibadan and Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has warned the opposition in the state against politicising it in order to attain political points.
In a briefing to journalists, The governor gave the warning shortly after inspecting the collapsed pedestrian bridge and the main bridge under construction, telling politicians, particularly those from opposition parties, to “desist from playing politics with human lives which were sacred.”
He went further to say, “The politics we are playing in Oyo State today is politics of development. If you want to contest for any political office, come out and tell people what you have done before, which qualifies you for the office you are running for. Show the people your credentials. It is unfortunate that some politicians, who have nothing to offer the people other than character assassination and name calling, have been visiting this bridge, politicising human lives, which are sacred. Let me tell them that the good people of Oyo State are now more politically sophisticated and they can understand their antics,’’
The Governor particularly slammed members of a certain political party whom he said, “had been tampering with the pedestrian bridge under the guise of showing concern, a situation he said, had affected its foundation.”