He spoke weekend during a campaign rally in Ukpenu Community in Esan West Local Government Area, the birthplace of the former governor of the old Bendel State, the late Professor Ambrose Alli.
The PDP candidate told a mammoth crowd that apart from the neglect of the once motorable road leading to the community, the Oshiomhole led government had almost killed the state-owned university.
“This is a local government that produced Governor Ambrose Alli who developed all parts of Bendel State and did not say that because he hailed from Esan West, he would not develop Benin City or Etsako.
“It is painful that a governor would come and choose to neglect a place where Alli hailed from. Ukpenu road used to be a strategic road that led to the federal capital, the state capital, and Edo North. It’s regrettable that Governor Oshiomhole says it is a federal road”, he stated.