Residents of Mallam Tope Area, which lies along Ring Road in Osogbo have made a shout-out of save Our Soul to appropriate authorities, comprising the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN), Olorunda Local Government Council, Igbonna and the Osun State Government under the able leadership of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola and save them from perpetual darkness, caused by lack of electricity transformer for the ever-expanding area.
The area, which lies on the outskirts of Osogbo, the state capital is exposed to dangers of nefarious activities of men of the underworld due to the prevailing black-out. Aside this, the people are grappling with untold hardship since they could not enjoy all benefits, which the presence of stable and constant electricity could offer. In addition, artisans and owners of small-scale industries have their legitimate businesses hampered by this ugly situation.
The people however express their hope and trust in the administration of Engineer Rauf Aregbesola to turn the situation around for them very soon. According to a cross section of residents, who spoke with our medium, the deprivation suffered by residents of the area under the immediate past administration hinged on the perception by the PDP-led government that the area fraternized with and did patronize Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN). This situation, according to them, caused the Oyinlola administration to turn deaf ears to their protests and complaints which were made constantly throughout its time in office.