The Senator representing Osun West Senatorial District at the Nigerian 9th National Assembly, Senator Adelere Adeyemi Oriolowo, was dragged by Iwo residents for distributing washing hand bucket and sanitizer for Osun West instead of food and other relief packages.
Many Iwo residents have described such act by the distinguished Senator as shameful. It is believed the Governor of the state, Gboyega Oyetola, has announced a total lockdown of the state in order to contain the spread of the coronavirus. However, people of the state cried out that it could be difficult to survive the lockdown since their means of daily bread would be at stake. Different individuals have been providing food and other relief packages for people.
Iwo residents, however, expected their distinguished Senator to extend such kind gesture to them. Though Senator Oriolowo distributed washing hand buckets, soap and sanitizer to keep them healthy and safe but Iwo residents showed displeasure at such shameful distribution. The song many were singing was hungry can kill faster than the virus itself, how could they survive under their room without daily activities that bring foods to their table.
SHOULD SENATOR ORIOLOWO BE KNOCKED FOR HIS KIND GESTURE OF PROVIDING WASHING HAND BASINS AND SANITIZERS?
Many believe if Hon Amobi Yinusa could distribute foods as relief packages at this difficult time then we could stop Senator Oriolowo to do such. Though many as well condemned Hon Amobi the way he handled the distribution of the emergence relief package. Many say it was never relief packages for people of Iwoland rather members of his political party. Some people even believe it was just an audio food package that could not such in town.
If Hon Amobi took such giant step to avail foods for people in Iwoland, what could actually be the reason why Senator Oriolowo failed to help Iwo people to cope with the restriction of movement in the state?
Are Senators barred to help people of their community during the fight against COVID 19? Well, we have seen senators in Osun State distributing token amount and foodstuff for the aged, vulnerable and general public.
Senator Oriolowo should know the distribution of foods (rice, beans, etc) are not meant for election period only, this is one the periods they are better done for the people. Posterity is there to judge all at the right time.
ANONYMOUS COMMENTS FROM IWO RESIDENTS ON SENATOR ORIOLOWO
Ishola M. Ajibola Abidemi “This is not enough at the moment. Firstly, it’s too late, shouldn’t be now that the government has banned movement. Secondly, what people need now is relieved material from a person like him with his office. Horrible and disgusting.”
Waheed Ibrahim Element’s “Hand sanitizer from a senator. And you people think Iwoland will be great with all these stingy guys you call leaders…
Remember we voted them in with all our power. After all, we will be blaming a party for not giving us a Governorship ticket. What has the Senator that was given senatorial ticket done????”
Oludunjoye Abideen “Most they place their poster on the gift items, we are in critical condition now.if you want to help, help ur people. they are the same people you are coming to meet. Almighty Allah bless Iwo land and bless Nigeria. stay safe.”
Folarin Jabbar “In addition to this our people need to have food on the table too.”
Lawal Temitope “Truth be told this doesn’t befit his office! All that people need now is relief foodstuffs to bring about activeness in obeying the curfew order from the states government”
Abdul Hammid Temitope Nasroh “Am speechless bcuz that’s not what we want. People are hungry so please help them by given them food stuff.”
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