Oyo PDP rejects APC’s criticism of Iwo Road project


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State says the criticism of
the planned expansion of Iwo-Road interchange in Ibadan with N8
billion by the All Progressives Congress (APC) is a demonstration of
the party’s insensitivity to the plight of commuters in the axis.
A statement issued on Sunday in Ibadan by Mr Akeem Olatunji, the state
PDP Publicity Secretary, also accused APC of showing disregard for the
state economy which, it said, had been bleeding owing to loss of
several man-hours due to perennial traffic congestion at the
Adetunji said that the immediate response to the criticism by the APC
on the project was to educate the party on the forward-looking
approach already adopted by Gov. Seyi Makinde in solving the problem
of the interchange.
“Let us place it on record that Iwo Road is not just a segment of a
road located within the Oyo state capital; it is an interchange that
has become the melting point of all travellers within Nigeria.
“It brings those coming from the North face to face with travellers
across the South-West, South-South and South-East as well.
“The criticism by the APC shows a clear insensitivity to the plight of
commuters who daily waste lots of man-hours trying to wade through the
sea of traffic around the interchange.
“Makinde is not only on point with the decision to reconstruct Iwo
Road, but has also shown his humane character by choosing to directly
explain the developmental objectives to the people around the area.
“It will shock the APC to note that the people who worship at the
Adogba mosque and others who will be affected by the demolition
exercise have gladly adopted the governor’s decision, following the
“We are reassured by the fact that the PDP government has, in less
than five months, designed and started implementing a holistic
solution to the perennial Iwo Road traffic problem,” the party said.

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