Residents of Ayegun Oleyo, Odo Ona Elewe area of Oluyole local government, Oyo state, have applauded the decision of Dr. Yunus Akintunde, Oyo central senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, to tar a kilometer of the bad portion of the road.
Akintunde made the promise, over the weekend, when he visited the community, whose road is about five kilometers.
Dr. Yunus Abiodun Akintunde is the first Nigerian to bag a doctorate degree in Energy and Environment.
Residents of the area applauded the meritorious service of the politician to his native land, Oyo State.
While speaking to journalists, residents commended the decision of Akintunde, a former Commissioner for works and transports, saying the efforts will bring a great relief to them.
A leader in the area, Mr Victor Arowolo lamented that successive administrations had been promising to assist in tarring the state road, but nothing had been done.
Also, Mrs Oluwakemi Oni said the promise to reconstruct the road before election showed that Akintunde has a large heart to help people despite not being in power yet. This has shown that he will do more when elected. This is someone we should all support.
Reacting, the general chairman of the residents association, Mr Tunji Alabi who appreciated the politician said the condition of the road had made many residents to relocate from the area.
While assuring Akintunde of their support, Alabi advised politicians to emulate the attitude of the Oyo-born politician who volunteered to put smiles on the faces of the people despite the fact that election had not been conducted.
With a grateful heart, the Baale of Ayegun Oleyo community, Alhaji Olajide, applauded the gesture saying it was indeed a prayer answered.
Speaking, the APC chieftain who sympathized with the people of the affected areas after seeing the condition of the five kilometer road, appreciated them for their perseverance promising that when elected, people of Oyo central will enjoy dividend of true democracy.
“Don’t nurse any fear. Before I threw my hat in the ring to represent you, I have been assisting people and communities. This isn’t the first time. In fact,I didn’t have ambition when I started. I am just grateful I had the opportunities of assisting and I did it and grateful for the mileages it has given us. I am not contesting because of anything but to better the lots of our people. So be rest assured that I am coming to do more,” he added.