Residents and indigenes of Igbope community in Oorelope local government area of Oyo State has pleaded with the governor of the state, Engr Seyi Makinde, to extend his developmental programmes to the community.
In a statement on Friday, appealed to the governor to help provide the town with basic social infrastructure such as good roads, electricity, schools and hospitals among other things to make their living comfortable.
An indigene of the town, Comrade Olagbemiro Joshua Olayemi famously known as Mandela made this appeal while speaking with ROUNDOYO on the efforts being made to attract development to the community said the town is in the wilderness in government sights.
He noted that the community also lacked adequate representation at government level as he said there is no political office holder or appointee from the town, which makes it hard for them to have a voice or representation in government.
Com Olagbemiro whose also a PDP member noted that it’s only during the eras when progressives rule in Oyo State, that was when they had a voice or representative in government. He said he was sad because during electioneering process Governor Makinde came to Igbope, but when he was forming his cabinet no son of the soil from igbope was found worthy.
He said ” I don’t think Igbope exists in government plans most especially PDP led governments. The last time we had someone elected from igbope was 1999-2003 when Hon Mattew Oyedokun was elected into the Oyo State House of Assembly on the platform of the Alliance for Democracy, 2003-2011 during PDP era no one was elected nor appointed from Igbope.
“When Ajimobi ACN came on board Hon Oyedokun was appointed as SA on Solid minerals for 8 years. Now that PDP his back no one again, they are just ridiculing their loyalists in the town”.
Similarly,he called on the state governor not to sideline the community when sitting LAUTECH multi-campus noting that that will bring more infrastructure into the town and improve it’s economy.