Ondo Bitumen: Group Berates Borofice, Lauds FG for Support


The representative of Ondo North in the Senate, Ajayi Borofice has been described as unfit for a position of leadership at any level because of what has been described as his “consistent effort to work against the interest of the state”.

A group, Ondo Development Forum, in a statement issued in Akure on Saturday and signed by its Publicity Secretary, Eric Fatukasi, hailed the Federal government for its promised support for the state’s bitumen exploration project, submitting that the comment of the Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi concerning the project has exposed the lies of Senator Borofice and his hatred for the people of the state.

It applauded the federal government for its support for the project and the Minister for taking the pain to visit the deposit grounds and as well interact with the explorers to “ascertain their competence for the job as against what Borofice wants us to believe”.

According to the group, Borofice, who it described as an accidental Senator, has gone beyond breaching the peace in the state by organising attacks against his co-party men and aspirants.

Submitting that it is only God and the people that determine who gets power to rule, the group said unknown to Borofice that workers were already getting the alerts from their banks for the payment of part of their salary arrears, he tried unsuccessfully to incite them against government over a challenge that is not peculiar to the state.