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Fresh crisis rocks Ogun APC with Gov. Abiodun and Sen. Daniel in standoff over projects

...carpets Daniel over his statement on Agro-Cargo Airport at Iperu

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…says his comment represents a hallucination of a serial failure

All is not well with the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun State as it carpeted a former Governor of the state and APC Senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, over his recent interview on some ongoing projects in the state.

Persecondnews recalls that Daniel, in a recent interview, said he initiated some important projects that were underreported due to what he called “bad press,” including the iconic Gateway Agro-Cargo Airport started by the administration of Gov. Dapo Abiodun about three years ago.

The project, which is nearing completion, has the longest runway and largest apron in the Nigeria-West Africa corridor.

Mr. Tunde Oladunjoye, the State Publicity Secretary of APC and aide to Gov. Abiodun, responded to Daniel’s statement on Sunday by claiming that it was nothing more than the result of a serial failure’s hallucinations.

He insisted that the lawmaker did nothing to suggest the seriousness of his administration’s decision to build any airport in the state, adding that the former governor, in his usual character, merely announced the proposed airport and the intending location as mere political statements for immediate gains.

Oladunjoye claimed that Daniel’s administration’s proposed airport site remained a dense forest, despite the syphoning of billions of naira under the pretense of consulting for the project’s implementation.

“Unlike the deceptive 8-year administration of Daniel, which was characterized with high level of fraud, political assassination, and widespread brigandage, Abiodun came on board with integrity and purposeful leadership skills, which are practically responsible for the remarkable success his administration has recorded in the last five years and the reason for the present headache of his hitherto traducers, including Gbenga Daniel.

“Setting the record straight, like many other failed governors of the Daniel type who merely made political statements about projects to manipulate people’s emotions and deceive them for political gains, the Agro-Cargo Airport situated at the Ilisan-Iperu axis of the state was just one of the many areas where Otunba Gbenga Daniel failed the people of Ogun State very woefully.

“Gbenga Daniel, after announcing the construction of an airport in the year 2006, the area earmarked for the project remained a tick forest till 2019, when Prince Dapo Abiodun came into the saddle. Daniel’s successor, Ibikunle Amosun, based on the nature of his personality and pattern of reasoning, did not even open the file of the proposed airport throughout his eight years in office, the same way Daniel abandoned all the projects left behind by his predecessor, Aremo Olusegun Osoba.

“The recent interview of having the grand or master plan for what Governor Dapo Abiodun has been accomplishing is not only self-ridiculing; it is simply a sheer hallucination of a serial failure and shameful acceptance of failure on the part of Mr. Gbenga Daniel. His interview and comment on Governor Dapo Abiodun reek of deep envy and an insensitive lack of modesty,” Oladunjoye said.

The party’s publicity secretary took a further swipe at Daniel, asserting that his “ineptitude, deceptive tendency, and maladministration were responsible for his unpopular administration” and not bad press, as he claimed.

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