By Oluwakemi Ishola
Leaders and Youths in Iseyin has described the statement credited to one Ebedi Frontliners, a political group in Iseyin where they claimed Senator Buhari lied on his efforts on Oyo-Iseyin road as a rare display of ignorance and mischiefs.
“It is quite unfortunate that Alhaji Segun Fasasi and his members cannot separate the role of a lawmaker from that of executives whose function is to provide infrastructures in the country.
The group noted that those behind the unfounded information are cowards and with no meaningful contributions to the development of Iseyin and Oke Ogun at large.
In a statement credited to the National Publicity Secretary of Iseyin Development Union, IDU, Comrade Layo Kehinde, Senator Buhari as a person has taken steps which included personal visitation and letter to the Honourable Minister of Works and Transportation, Babatunde Fashola who has promised to fix the road.
Part of Senator’s effort to make Oke Ogun roads accessible is the ongoing construction of Okeho-Iseyin road, Igbeti/Ilorin road and others in the Senatorial district.
He said the lawmaker should not mind the insults from the group but intensify on his efforts to ensure that the road is fixed soonest.
Comrade Kehinde stressed that Iseyin Community appreciated the efforts being put in place by Senator Buhari while stressing that Iseyin and entire Oke Ogun has never and will never regret given the lawmaker their mandates for the second time.
In a related development, the youths in Iseyin under the umbrella of Iseyin Youth Forum has warned Ebedi Frontliners, Iseyin never to use their names in bringing the Godfearing and outstanding lawmaker down.
The group who expressed this in a release issued this afternoon, signed by its Chairman, Alhaji Ali Nureni said Iseyin youths commended efforts of Distinguished Senator Abdulfatai on Iseyin/Oyo Road.
“We were aware that it is not within the purview of the lawmakers to award contract but that of executive, we are only appealing to our Senator not to relent in his efforts to get the road fixed”, Comrade Nureni said.
He added that Senator Abdulfatai Buhari has never lied to Iseyin, Oke Ogun and Oyo North constituents in general and that was why he was entrusted with the office for the second time.
” He was with us during the electioneering campaign and he promised to do his best in calling the attention of the government to the road which he has started. He didn’t tell us that he is going to do the road when he is not even the executive”, the group disclosed.
The group warned Ebedi Frontliners never to portray Iseyin youths as hooligans to leaders in Nigeria as the Chairman said they were all aware of the letters written first by Senator Abdulfatai and later Honourable Shina Peller before their meetings with the Minister, Babatunde Raji Fashola.
Iseyin youths Forum stressed that they were enjoying the representation of Senator Abdulfatai because he has helped many of them against poverty by empowering them.
The group commended the efforts of the lawmaker on Iseyin/Okeho Road ongoing project, provision of ICT centers in our schools and efforts that resulted to the retain of Oyo North Collation Center in Iseyin.
“This man deserves commendation not condemnation,” Iseyin youths hinted.
They charged Ebedi Frontliners to stop pursuing personal interest thinking that youths in Iseyin will support them but join other forces to genuinely work for the progress of the city without prejudice.
“We appeal to Senator Buhari to please see the embarrassment from Ebedi Frontliners as a political game by selfish figures,” Comrade Nureni emphasised stressing that they are never the spokespersons for Iseyin.