Oshiomhole 'Jonathan govt destroyed road to my village,' Governor says

While speaking to Fashola in Benin, Oshiomhole said the last administration should have left the road the way it was, adding that it is in a sorry state now.

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Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has blamed the Goodluck Jonathan administration for the eyesore state of the Benin-Ekpoma-Auchi-Okene highway, saying he cannot visit his village because of this.

He stated this on Tuesday, July 12, while speaking to the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola (SAN), who visited him at the Government House, Benin.

“Right now, I have difficulty going home to my village because of what your predecessor did,” Vanguard quoted the Governor as saying.

“I have tried to explain it and it is important we explain it, not because anybody believes in what they call blame game, but the truth is that if the road wasn’t touched at all, it would have been better than it is now.

“I did argue then that what they were doing was going to create more problems. The truth is that they have left the road worse off than it was before the haphazard dualisation which is now creating a lot of problems,”  he said.

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Oshiomhole added that if he did not discuss the road with Fashola, the Edo people would think he failed to take advantage of the privileged relationship he shared with the Minister and former Lagos state governor.

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