Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has accepted the blame for the bad state of the roads in the state as he also apologised to residents and motorists plying the Orita Obele Road over its bad and deplorable condition.
Speaking on a radio program on Sunshine 96.5 FM, Akure, the state capital, Governor Akeredolu said he accepted the blame for the bad state of the roads, which had caused many residents and motorists untold hardship.
Akeredolu stated that it was very unfortunate that the Orita Obele road, which also leads to the government-owned media station, was neglected by contractors for many months.
The governor added that his administration should be held responsible by residents of the area for abandoning the roads for more than a year.
While noting that it was rainy season in the state, Akeredolu said he would reach out to the state’s Ministry of Works to commence some patching on the road to alleviate the suffering of the people on the route.
He added that it is always a difficult task constructing roads during the rainy season as he also expressed concerns that the contractors made started the project slowly before it was abandoned.
It was gathered that some residents, who spoke during a phone-in session on the programme, commended SaharaReporters for bringing the issue to public light. However, the governor’s plea is coming a few days ahead of the October 10 governorship elections in the state.