By Demola Atobaba, Ado-Ekiti
Minister of State for Works, Prince Adedayo Adeyeye has described the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Major General Mohammadu Buhari (Rtd) as the number one enemy of the Yoruba people of the Southwest Nigeria, saying; “Buhari must be rejected by all true sons and daughters of Oduduwa.”
The Minister said Buhari did incalculable damage to Lagos State and the entire Yorubaland with the cancellation of the Lagos Metroline Project and the Obafemi Awolowo Free Education Programme, in which pupils only needed to buy school uniform to go to school.
He challenged Buhari to mention one single project that he did in the Southwest when he was Head of State and Chairman of the Petroleum Trust (PTF).
Adeyeye said: “Buhari did not only cancel the Metroline Project, he went ahead to pay what was enough to complete the project as compensation to the French Company that was handling the project.
“The idea of developing rapid transit in Lagos dates from the 1980s with the Lagos Metroline network conceived by the Alhaji Lateef Jakande during the Second Republic.
“The Metroline project was scrapped in 1985 by Buhari at a loss of over $78 million to the Lagos tax payers. Information on the Metroline Project is on Wikipedia for everyone to see.
“If Buhari had not cancelled that project out of hatred for the Yoruba people, transportation in Lagos would have been better than it is now and one can begin to imagine the number lives and investments that had been lost to Buhari’s wickedness.
“Everything that Awolowo did for us in Yorubaland, Buhari undone. Buhari was even planing to merge the University of Ibadan with Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife when he was removed.
“He stopped free education, thereby preventing many of our youths from going to school. Many of the youths that were victims of Buhari’s wickedness are now being begged by the APC to vote for the same man who cut short their bright future.
“Unlike Buhari, President Goodluck Jonathan has demonstrated his love for the Yoruba people by giving us a university in Ekiti, constructing the abandoned Lagos-Ibadan Expressway; among roads, approval for the construction of two seaports in Lagos and most importantly, by resuscitating rail transportation.
“Therefore, no real Yoruba person, who is sincerely interested in the progress of the Yoruba race will support a return of Buhari, who set us back by more than 50 years as president of Nigeria.”