Atiku Will Resuscitate Ikere Gorge Dam, Other Facilities in Oke-Ogun – Olasupo
A former member of the House of Representatives who is also a member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP)’s Presidential Campaign Committee (PCC), Hon. Olasupo Abiodun has assured the people of Oke-Ogun area of Oyo State that the Presidential flag-bearer of PDP has assured of his readiness to resuscitate the abandoned Ikere Gorge Dam project, situated in Iseyin local government.
Olasupo who told journalists in Iseyin on Monday at a rally to drum up support for former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, Governor Seyi Makinde and other PDP candidates during the oncoming general elections that the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) failed to deliver on any of their promises to the people of Oke-Ogun from 2015 to 2023.
“I can categorically tell you that we have the confidence of the leadership of PDP and Alhaji Atiku that the abandoned Ikere Gorge Dam will be resuscitated alongside other major social infrastructural facilities in Oke-Ogun.
“The APC Government has promised to complete and put the dam into use for generation of electricity and portable water but as we have all seen, they failed us, apart from this, there is no federal presence in our region, this will change if we vote for Atiku and return Makinde for second term in office.”
The Ikere Gorge Dam is a major earth-fill dam in Iseyin local government area of Oyo State with reservoir capacity of 690 million m³.
The dam was initiated by the military regime of General Olusegun Obasanjo and started in 1983 by the administration of Shehu Shagari and was targeted at generating over five megawatts and supply portable water to residents of Oyo, Kwara, Ogun and some parts of Lagos State.