By Temitope Adedeji, Akure
The Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA) in Ondo State has challenged Governor Rotimi Akeredolu over his travelling scheduled outside the state, saying he has not for a time since his inauguration in February, sit at home to address the problems being faced by the people that voted him into power.
According to the statement,made avaIilable to journalists during the weekends accused the governor of neglecting the people for his pleasure all around.
“Akeredolu leaves on Thursdays and comes back on Tuesdays to the state, spending only two working days at home except he wants to sign Memorandum Of Understanding MOU.
“This action of Mr governor has really caused serious hardship on the masses mostly these days that the independent oil marketers knew that they could not be checked or called to order in the state.”
The party however urged Governor Akeredolu to cut down his incessant travelling and focus on governance, so as to reduce the inflicted hardship on the people by the oil marketers.
The State Publicity Secretary of APDA, Hon Dele Ogunbameru, said the fuel scarcity in the state is artificial which is fast becoming a crisis and therefore urged the government to declare a state of emergency on the crisis.
Meanwhile, the Minister Of State for petroleum had mentioned Lagos, Benue, Port Harcourt and Abuja as places affected by the crisis while other locations have liquid in terms of fuel.
According to Ogunbameru, “All the filling stations are stocked with fuel but their association connived with government officials to unleash another round of terror on the poor masses.”
The party later advised Akeredolu to borrow a leaf from his counterpart in Ekiti State, Governor Fayose on what he is doing to alleviate the sufferings of his people mostly on the fuel scarcity.
Ogunbameru therefore urged the government to do the needful to check the excesses of the fuel station as we approach the yuletide period. He also called on the stakeholders in the petroleum industries to go about their businesses with the fear of God and make the festive season a wonderful one for all.