Politicians don’t elect themselves into public offices. For them to attain those coveted positions, they need the support of the masses to actually vote for them. Hence, election period is the time for serious campaigns, canvassing for votes. The mandate is in the hands of the people to choose the people who will represent them at different levels.
Citizens cast their votes in the hopes that, those who make it to office, will work in their interest to bring about growth and development in the society. It isn’t surprising to see politicians doing all sorts of activities and making promises during the campaign period to convince the masses that they have their interest at heart.
Buhari utilized the railway construction to call on support from local people
According to reports by TrackaNG, one of the campaign points used by the All Progressives Congress in the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari was that the Lagos-Ibadan Railway had been completed and activated. However, there are rumors that, since the elections have been won, the federal government has abandoned the project.
Lagos-Ibadan railway has been constructed but long time no progress
In order to know the true state of things, TrackaNG – a platform that holds the government for accountability in regard to projects, visited the site to get first-hand information. Speaking on the state of the project, the publication says: “We tracked the construction of Lagos Ibadan railway project and report that work is ongoing during the time of field visit to the project site.”
A part of the railway in Lagos-Ibadan project
With evidence of ongoing work at the project, rumors of the project being abandoned can be put to rest. The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, urged Nigerians to participate in the transformation process in the country by visiting locations where projects of the federal government are being executed, take pictures of activities on the sites and post them on social media for everyone to see.
Some other parts seem to get abandoned