Oyetola too withdrawn - Osun Rep, Salam


Bamidele Salam, member representing Ede North, Ede South, Egbedore and Ejigbo Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, has revealed that there is no working relationship between the Osun State Governor and members of the opposition party, especially those in the National Assembly.

He also accused Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of being withdrawn and reticent, a development which according to him has made Osun to lose out on many occasions.

The lawmaker, who is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), during a radio current affairs programme in Osogbo, the state capital, on Monday disclosed that the reason is because Governor Oyetola and officials who work with him do not think it necessary to build bi-partisan relationships with members of other political affiliations.

While describing the development as unfortunate, Salam added that the time was not yet ripe to play politics with governance.

According to him, “When it is time for politics, it will be played but at the level of governance where trust is held for the people there is need to be less partisan, more altruistic, more patriotic and statemanly in whatever is done but unfortunately that has not happened with this administration.

“I had at a time reached out to the governor towards funding for the proposed Ido Osun airport which falls under my constituency. I had also involved two senators from the state in the plan but was frustrated by the state government and an opportunity was missed to advance the project by including it in the 2021 federal budget.”

The legislator charged Oyetola to be a governor for the whole state adding that being one means he has to operate at a level which transcends politics.

“When the time comes, we will go into the fields and everybody is going to give accounts of their stewardship to the people,” he added.

On the lingering leadership crisis in the state chapter of the PDP, Salam maintained that the Chairman still remained Sunday Bisi whom the national secretariat of the party has endorsed and the Court of Appeal in Akure, the Ondo State capital, has confirmed.

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