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The Oyo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has called on Governor Seyi Makinde to refund the sum of N5.2 billion spent on the remodelling of Lekan Salami Stadium to the coffers of the state.

It would be recalled that the Lekan Salami Stadium located in the Adamasingba area of Ibadan was remodelled by Makinde and reopened 2021 in a highly attended ceremony.

The APC statement is coming following the recent statement from the Interim Management Committee (IMC) where it reportedly described the soccer pitch of the stadium as below standard.

The APC on Thursday in a statement made available to journalists called on Makinde to either refund the money or risk being dragged to the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission, ICPC, to account for fund expended on the remodelling of the stadium.

Signed by its Publicity Secretary, Wasiu Olawale Sadare the party described the remodelling of the stadium as a failed project.

The APC said: “Most of our people who visited the stadium in Adamasingba to watch the recent home matches of our darling team (3SC) against El-Kanemi Warriors and Nasarawa United respectively had given an unpleasant report about the whole stadium facility, particularly the soccer pitch which has just been confirmed as an eyesore by the IMC.

“This is against the impression which the Makinde administration had created through the mass media.

Meanwhile, the revelation coming from IMC about the sordid job done on Adamasingba Stadium did not come to us as a surprise since we had established that the present PDP administration of Gov. Makinde is synonymous with fraudulent contract awards and poor delivery”

The IMC has asked the state football team, Shooting Stars to improve the surface of the pitch or risk being banned to another stadium.

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