Governor Oshiomhole blamed Goodluck Jonathan for the bad state of the road in state, accusing his administration of leaving the road worse than it was before.
The governor of Edo state made this accusation during a visit by Babatunde Fashola, the minister of power, works and housing to his state.
The governor appealed to the federal government to fix the failed portions of the Benin-Ekpoma-Auchi-Okene highway which has turned to a nightmare for motorists in the state.
Oshiomhole said: “I did argue then that what they were doing was going to create more problems. The truth is that they have left the road worse off than it was before the haphazard dualisation which is now creating a lot of problems.
“Our people, if they found out that I didn’t talk about the road, they would think I am not taking advantage of my privileged relationship with you.
“Let me congratulate you [Fashola] on your performance so far. I am sure nobody is better placed with your experience and exposure to deal with the complications in the power sector and even the other challenging sectors in the Ministry of Works and Housing. We will always remember you in our prayers because it is not easy. People expect change in a twinkle of an eye for something that went under for more than 16 consecutive years.
“If we remember that at one time we expected power to be fixed in six months. That is where we are coming from, but Nigerians in their tension at the moment, those are issues they hardly remember. But we must remind them there are no quick fix solutions to a complicated matter such as power.
“I am sure you have also advised the DISCO people that in a moment like this, the service provider needs more patience, because the truth is that the people expect light. Whether you have to be a miracle worker to provide that light is not their headache. And also, they need to accelerate the amount of time available within which they must deliver meters so that payments should not be based on estimates. I think that is the real soft point in the entire process.”