Electoral defeat: Amosun recants on Ogun airport project

Electoral defeat: Amosun recants on Ogun airport project 

Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun on Monday did a volte face, stating that his administration will not complete an ongoing international airport project at Wasimi, Ewekoro Local Government Area of the state before expiration of his second term on May 29.

He cited “time constraint” as reason for his inability to complete the project.

This position is contrary to the one he took in January when he visited the site during his senatorial campaign, promising that the airport’s runaway would be completed by May this year.

Amosun, who led the state’s executive council members and permanent secretaries on inspection tour of some major projects in Abeokuta on Monday, foreclosed the completion of the airport project, saying, ‘’I will follow it up while in the Senate, though it is a Federal Government project.”

He equally said he has resumed work fully following the outcome of the Saturday’s governorship election, in which his anointed candidate Adekunle Akinlade of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) failed woefully at the polls. 

“Politics will not slow us down, as it is time to fully go back to work. The construction of the Ogun State Television (OGTV) Complex, Ogere International Market, the 250 bedded ultra-modern hospital, Abeokuta City Centre, new Makun City and other road projects would be completed and commissioned by President Muhammad Buhari in May this year,” he said. 

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