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NEWS UPDATE: MKO Abiola Airport: Reps member, Bamidele Salam chides Oyetola’s aide

NEWS UPDATE: MKO Abiola Airport: Reps member, Bamidele Salam chides Oyetola’s aide

The Principal Press Secretarial assistant to the Osun Province Governor, Ismail Omipidan has been charged to outgrow his penchant for “kindergarten combat tactics in trying to projection his principal and denigrating whoever appears to him as having a opposite thought”.

The charge was given by Bamidele Salam, the legislator representing Ede N, Ede Due south, Egbedore and Ejigbo Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives.

This was contained in a statement signed by Oladele Olabamiji, his Special Assistant on Strategic Communication and made available to DAILY POST.

The media aide highlighted the demand to educate the governor’s spokesperson on the basics of legislative intervention of lawmakers.

In his words, “There is a demand for Omipidan to outgrow his penchant for kindergarten combat tactics in trying to projection his principal and denigrating whoever appears to him as having a opposite thought in the opposition and fifty-fifty within his have political party.”

DAILY POST reports that the bone of contention betwixt Omipidan and Salam had been centred around the efforts of the lawmaker to acquire federal back up for the completion of the MKO Abiola Airport in Ido-Osun.

It will be recalled that the House of Representatives, on quarta-feira, passed a resolution to ring on the Federal Authorities to finish the airport which had gulped several billions of Naira in the in conclusion few years but has turned into a massive wood.

The resolution was passed based on a movement moved by Salam during Plenary.

Salam had met and lobbied his colleagues in the Aviation Committees of the Senate and the Reps, seeking to include the airport in the 2021 federal budget which was in preparation.

He explained that the Commission advised the lawmaker on steps to be taken by the Osun Province Authorities in tell to facilitate such as the province had taken over the projection during the Olagunsoye Oyinlola administration.

He lamented that after making efforts through several media, which included sending personal messages to the governor’s private lines, discussing with top-ranking members of the administration and Osun senators, all were fruitless as the governor could not human activity on it within the time frame.

Due to the futility of his efforts, he revealed that the opportunity was lost with the passage of the 2021 budget in Dec 2020.

He said the province regime had also intentionally stalled a proposed massive federal intervention on the Cocoa Processing Industry, Ede and initiatives to acquire federal intervention for his constituency projects.

Piece reminding the governor’s spokesperson that it was only the National Assembly that has the powerfulness to appropriate funds for the actualisation of projects, Olabamiji added that no amount of discouragement will deter him from discharging the burden he has with the electorate because the burden of governance weighed heavily on all elected persons.

He advised Omipidan to remind the governor that the Cocoa Processing Industry, Ede, had the potential of attracting quick federal funding, adding that Governor Oyetola could take a cue from what his colleagues have been able to reach through collaboration across the political spectrum.

Recall that the Osun governor’s spokesperson had on different fora stated that Bamidele Salam was lying against his principal.

Omipidan had also accused the legislator of intentionally smearing the proper noun of the province governor just to score inexpensive political points.

He had also alleged that despite the fact that Salam whom he had never met initially contacted him, he had on several occasions gotten in touching with him to set upward a coming together with Governor Oyetola, but that the lawmaker gave flimsy excuses why he would not encounter with the governor.

Oyetola too withdrawn – Osun Rep, Salam


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