Residents of Apata Ibadan community, who were abandoned in times of their need by Peoples Democratic Party House of Representatives member Hon Stanley Olajide, but got succour from All Progressive Congress Senator, Barrister Sharafadeen Alli when he restored electricity supply to the community after over six months in darkness, has been in the mood of joy since the installation of the transformer by Senator Sharafadeen Abiodun Alli, representing Oyo South senatorial district.
The PDP lawmaker, Rep. Stanley Olajide, who is representing Ibadan South-West/North-West Federal Constituency was alleged to have turned down the request for assistance from the residents to restore electricity to the community on the grounds that they didn’t vote for him in the community.
The residents under the aegis of the Apata Landlord and Landladies’ Association expressed their immense gratitude to Senator Alli (APC-Oyo South) and some other party leaders for the restoration of electricity in the community.
In a statement signed by Senator Alli’s Special Adviser on Media, Mr Akeem Abass, and made available to newsmen in Ibadan, the lawmaker felt the pains and discomfort experienced by the residents who struggled to fix the damaged transformer to no avail.
More than six months back, the residents had been enduring hardship and discomfort due to the lack of electricity.
They are currently rejoicing as the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) has successfully repaired the spoilt transformer that left the community in darkness for over six months.
It was learnt that the Senator donated the sum of N500,000, to the repair of the transformer.
While expressing his gratitude on behalf of the community, Mr Semiu Irorunnitemi, the Chairman, of the Apata Landlord and Landladies’ Association, thanked the lawmaker for his timely intervention.
He said that the senator gave them a substantial amount which helped in repairing their transformer and restoring electricity to the community.
The chairman said that without Alli’s financial assistance, the repair of the transformer might have been delayed indefinitely
In his own remarks, Mr Olakunle Ogunfemi, the APC Chairman of Ward 12, Apata in Ibadan South-West Local Government, also appreciated the senator for his support.
He said “When the transformer got burnt, I took executives to Senator Sharafadeen Alli who later intervened with the donation of N500,000 to repair the transformer.
“This was after they had gone to the PDP lawmaker, Rep. Stanley Olajide, who is representing Ibadan South-West/North-West Federal Constituency. He turned them down on the grounds that they didn’t vote for him in the community,” he said.