For most of his eight years at the saddle as Ogun State Governor, Ssenator Ibikunle Amosun endeared himself to both citizens and non-citizens alike with his superlative performance in the provision of infrastructure and rehabilitation of dilapidated ones.
But at the twilight of his reign, Amosun is alleged to be portraying himself as a text-book definition of a bad loser.
Said to be hiding under the guise of continuing work on his road projects, the outgoing Governor has shut the road leading to MKO Abiola Stadium, Abeokuta, the state capital, where Prince Dapo Abiodun, his successor, will be inaugurated.
Not only that, Amosun also ordered his contractors to dig a deep gully in front of the June 12 Cultural Centre, where Abiodun’s inauguration lecture is holding today, May 23, 2019.
As if that was not enough, a huge heap of sand has been dumped at the entrance, and parked a bulldozer on ostensibly to make access almost impossible.
Amosun’s strange behaviour has gone viral on social media with commentators heaping vitriolic comments at him.
Yinka Olayemi, a member of the group, quipped: “Yes. I told someone yesterday that those attending today’s event will have no choice than to drive through NNPC via Stadium to Cultural Centre.”
“It is over. The outgoing governor can never and never run foul of the Constitution of the country by extending his day in office.”
Femi Oteweso, yet another member of the group added his voice: “We saw it today too, but we all expressed the opinion that people can take the M.K.O Stadium to access the June 12 Cultural Centre for the event.”
Meanwhile, the governor in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Information and Strategy, Rotimi Durojaye, has debunked the claim
According to a release captioned “Be Wary of Mischief Makers,” Durojaye dispelled the claims saying the government’s effort on the roads was to pave the way for a seamless transition by easing the movement of visitors expected to grace the occassion, especially, President Mohammadu Buhari.
Read the release: