The All Progressives Congress (APC), Oyo State chapter, on Thursday has described the Lekan Salami Sport Complex, Adamasingba, remodeled by Governor Seyi Makinde as a scam.
The acting Publicity Secretary of the party, Dr AbdulAzeez Olatunde, said this while speaking with journalists in Ibadan on Thursday over shoddy works done in the stadium.
Fans at the commissioning of the remodelled Lekan Salami stadium, on Wednesday, witnessed a novelty match between the All stars of Super Eagles of Nigeria and All Stars of 3SC Ibadan, including Governor ‘Seyi Makinde, which ended 1-1.
But the newly renovated football pitch witnessed water-logged, which hindered the first 15 minutes of football in the international friendly match between the Shooting Star Sports Club and NK Tabor.
The novelty game kicked off, the pool of water, logged in various parts, hindered the flow of the game as well leakages in some parts of the covered seats made spectators to vacate their seats.
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The waterlogged and leakages raised questions and began to draw attention of residents of the state over the quality of work done on the multi billion naira project.
However, several individuals, opposition have been questioning the refurbishment of the stadium as they took to social media to vent their anger.
Reacting to this development, Olatunde said the rain has only exposed the weakness of the project, questioning why the pitch will be flooded and the roof of the stadium complex leaking.
According to him, “It’s a scam. I have searched the internet to see many other world stadiums and I realised we have been scammed big time in Oyo State.
“How can you say you refurbished a stadium for that kind of bogus amount of N5.3 billion. In the whole world, with the amount of money spent on the stadium, I have not seen any stadium that will be flooded and the roof will be leaking on the day of inauguration. That tells us it’s a scam.
“That is going to be the first project this government will say they are taking from scratch to the end and now see that it is all fraud. The rain has done us a favour by exposing the scam and the fraud”.
Lagos Post Online