MICHAEL OLANREWAJU, Ilorin
A non-political organization, Kwara Patriotic Front (KPF), has charged Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq to concentrate on fulfillment of his electoral promises instead of blame game heaped on the administration of his predecessors.
In a statement signed by its chairman, Mohammed Ayelabowo, the group stated that it decided to issue the warming to AbdulRazaq after it became known that some of his cronies are planning to sponsor series of publications aimed at discrediting the Bukola Saraki and Abdulfatai Ahmed administrations.
The group noted that the governor’s cronies were planning some publications that will be devoted to propagating how the past administrations in “the last 16 years did nothing to improve the state”.
“This new plan by the Kwara State Government is a mere diversionary tactic. Instead of looking forward and working for the people, initiating projects, policies and programmes that will endear it to the people, the government is planning an elaborate and expensive game of blackmail and incitement against past governments.
“This is a government that was elected based on numerous promises aimed at making the state better and improving on the condition of living of the people. However, what we have seen so far are cosmetic shows and appearances aimed at creating photo opportunities.
“This is undesirable and unacceptable. Kwara is not the only state in Nigeria where there was ‘hostile takeover’ of government between parties and individuals that are in opposition to each other in 2019. All the other governors in that situation have settled down to move their states forward. We can see Seyi Makinde in Oyo State, Bello Muttawali in Zamfara, Bala Mohammed in Bauchi, Ahmadu Fintiri in Adamawa and the rest of them. They have moved on to face the challenges of government. AbdulRahman should start facing the challenges of governance and stop living in the past”, the group noted.
It added: “We challenge the present administration in Kwara state to also give account of its tangible projects and programmes that are aimed at improving the lot of the people and stop shadow chasing. The people are waiting for the fulfillment of the numerous promises made by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the last election.
“We, therefore, call on the AbdulRazaq administration to focus on provision of jobs for the youth, renewing education, health and social infrastructure across the state and re-energizing the agriculture sector with programmes that will encourage farmers to produce more with fewer efforts instead of dissipating energy and resources on less productive venture against past administrations”.
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