A stalwart of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Mr. Fatai Adesokan, has alleged that there are shady deals at the Oyo State Transport Corporation otherwise known as Pacesetter Transport Agency.
Speaking with Aanuoluwapo Omorinde on BOTTOM LINE – a political programme on IBR 92.5fm Ibadan on Saturday monitored by OYOINSIGHT.COM, Adesokan challenged the state government to be more transparent in its dealings.
According to him, “the generating sets procured by the past administration are no where to be found. Even some of the buses bought by Ajimobi cannot be accounted for. Let them challenge this.”
When asked if he could back up his claims with evidence as his allegation is very weighty, he said that “I challenge the chairman of Pacesetter Transport Service, Hon Dare Adeleke, to deny this allegation.”
The APC member who faulted the plan of the state government to procure 106 Mass Transit buses for a sum of N9.3 billion, queried the rationale behind this project, saying Oyo State does not need such for now.
“Which road will these buses ply? Do we have the roads? Perhaps the government does not understand that this move will only increase the
unemployment rate in the State and further impoverish the people”. Does the government want to take job from the Micra drivers? That is what will happen eventually”.
On the price of the buses, Adesokan queried whether the ones the Seyi Makinde administration wants to buy is diffferent from that of Lagos State as the price given by the former is far more expensive than that of the latter.
He also criticized the government for wanting to fix the Challenge roundabout and Felele/Idi-Odo junction with N2.5 billion.
“How can a State government spend such an amount of money to rehabilitate that road? That is reckless,” he said.