Residents of Ogun State have expressed displeasure over the manner in which dignitaries throng the Iperu home of Governor Dapo Abiodun to pay his condolences over the death of his father, Pa Emmanuel Abiodun.
DAILY POST reports that since August 2 when the 89-year-old father of the governor died, Ogun residents hold the view that he had diverted attention to receiving condolence visits as well as planning for the burial, alleging that governance had been left unattended to.
With the rains wreaking havoc and exposing commuters to hardship on major roads in the state, residents are disturbed that no soothing words are coming to them from their helmsman.
They claim the governor is rather preoccupied with sharing photos and videos of dignitaries visiting him over the death of his father on social media.
Many residents have described the governor’s attitude as a jamboree despite many roads begging for attention, some expressed their grievances on social media.
“This condolence visit is turning into a carnival. We are celebrating the dead, while the living are suffering. Let us face governance and feel the impact of the Next Level in Ogun State. Adesan road in Mowe needs governor’s attention,” Mojibola Abosede replied Abiodun under one of his posts.
Adebayo Ganiu: Your Excellency, Stop these condolence visits and continue with the good work you have started.
Iheanacho Michael: Dapo! How many times I call you? Please the ones wey don come don do. When I lost my mom, I’m not sure I received a lot of condolences. If they call you again, tell them to stay in their houses. Time is not on your side. Ogun state is underdeveloped and hasn’t achieved anything much since you came. Old man like you dey mourn?
Akinola Badmus: When are you going to stop all this unnecessary jamboree? Face governance and let the dead rest in peace
Olutosin David: Nigerian politicians rule like illiterates, bringing home affairs to the office. How on earth will you use almost 2 weeks for burial when ur state is in a terrible condition?
Abiona Ayodeji: I am really very angry, this is what this government wants to use the remaining year to do, taking condolences. This is just not making sense. Many are waiting on the manifesto.
Kayode Adebayo: Your Excellency Sir, enough of this jamboree, we the people of Ogun didn’t vote for you because of jamboree. We only voted for u to rebuild Ogun state because we don’t have good roads from Ota to Ojuore, even from Sango Ota to Alagbole. The road has become worrisome.
Oluomo Akinyosoye: This receiving condolence visits is becoming another thing o. DAPO has turned his father’s death into another thing. Haba, kilode? You’re not the first governor or politician that will lose his dad. Stop all this wastefulness and focus on the duty you were called for.
Adeyemi Adewale: This your condolence visit is too much. When will this condolence visit finish? All the roads in the state are extremely bad. You keep wasting money on condolence visits.
Adesola Adesanya: If the pre-funeral ceremony has taken more than 3 weeks, the main event may last for 3 months then! The person who killed your father must be regretting now.
David: But all these is not part of any political work, it shows we are still backward in Africa, for a sitting governor to be doing this kind of unnecessary thing while the citizen of the state are lamenting bitterly.
Fowoshade Adefenwa: Please Ogun state Governor, kindly bury your dad and fix the road of Ogun state.
Oye Oyesanya: Condolence visits are overshadowing governance in Ogun State these days. This is incredible.
Shegzy Oladele: Mr Governor, for how many years do you want to continue receiving condolence greetings from people? Most of your state roads are bad and nothing is yet to be done. You people should have the fear of God in mind.
Patrick Odiaka: You just may end up being the worst governor Ogun State ever had. On the 27th of this month, many drivers slept on the road from Sango to Ojuore and the same goes for those coming from Obasanjo bus stop area due to the bad road. The particular section of the failed road is after Animashaun Estate, heading towards Sango. You will not repair the road because it’s a federal road, but collect levies from vehicles plying the road. Majority of the IGR comes this same local government. Shame on you that people have to suffer because you are busy socializing instead of governing. This state can be three times richer than Lagos, but you and the ones before you don’t care. Take a look at Lagos, almost every street is tarred, that is a government that works. Ogun state is just like the country, a failed state.
Sunday Osemakinwa: Mr Governor, this your father’s burial has now turned to business, where you will be receiving governors, senators, doctors, lawmakers, president. Very soon, you will send messages to other countries that they should pay u condolence visits because you are the first governor to bury his family. You’d better stop this nonsense that you are doing and concentrate on what Ogun state people elected you for.
Emmax Oluwafemi: Ogun state is lacking behind, you are there mourning your late dad for over 3 weeks, let the dead man rest at least he lived a fulfilled life. What have you fulfilled as a governor?
Oluwakemi Jimoh: This man lacks governance ideas, if not you would not be wasting this much time on condolence visitors.
Folarin Okeowo: The greeting is not enough, since over 3 weeks or so? Continue receiving visitors o, those visitors are the ones that will vote for you for second term.
DAILY POST reports that Pa Emmanuel Abiodun, the governor’s father would be buried next week, September 6.