By Muhammed Saheed
Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has been described as the emperor of rhetoric and a cheerleader of falsehood in the state.
This came as a reaction to a statement made by the governor during the swearing-in of the new Commissioners and Special advisers on Wednesday night, where he said, “for every lie anyone tells against us, please point them to where we were in 2019 and where we are today. The facts speak for themselves in the health sector, education, opening up of rural and urban areas, gender inclusion, youths and women empowerment, workers’ welfare, and economic growth. Our opponents are loud on lies, hate, and rhetorics, but empty on verifiable facts and clear agenda for development.”
Reacting to this statement, AbdulRasheed Akogun, the Deputy Director of Media and Strategic Communications SDP Campaign Council, on Thursday described AbdulRazaq’s comments as a diversionary and a tale of a falling emperor.
“Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq led government is a nest of pretenders, with its cheerleader a master of chameleonic postulations. They’re Masterchef of cooked folktales to cover the administration’s weaknesses, including shabby project implementation, poor road maintenance, lack of transparency and accruing loans without tangible projects to show for it etc.”
Akogun, who served as AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq Director of Media for Kwara Central during the 2019 governorship election, said the current administration had failed Kwarans by discarding the party’s manifesto used to canvass for votes.
He, however, noted that the SDP Governorship Candidate, Alhaji Hakeem Oladimeji Lawal, since the beginning of his statewide consultation and interactive parley with critical stakeholders, has been reeling out plans for Kwara transformation and explaining workable and unambiguous ways to achieve the same.
“Unlike the falling emperor in Government House, SDP governorship candidate in Kwara State, Alhaji Hakeem Lawal, within two weeks has held Interactive parleys with critical stakeholders including traditional rulers, Artisans, Community Leaders, Opinion Moulders, Students groups, Transporters and others in 10 local government areas and still counting, across the three Senatorial districts to discuss his plan for Kwara Transformation.
“Hakeem Lawal as a good communicator and passionate listener, has engaged stakeholders on issues of importance to Kwarans. He unveiled his projection of N10 billion monthly Internally Generated Revenue for the state during Kwara Tabloid Governorship Debate in October and also gives insight on how to actualise it.
“Our Governorship Candidate, during the interactive parleys, also discussed his plans to address the disparity between in SUBEB/TESCOM salary structure and create jobs/wealth with the empowerment of farmers to embrace modern farming.
“Hakeem Lawal, a 48-year-old International Finance expert, is running issues based campaign and will stick to that till he emerges victorious during March 2023 governorship election.”
Akogun, therefore, advised Governor Abdulrazaq and his team to brace up to explain to Kwarans how the almost N500 billion Federal allocation and Internally Generated Revenue have been utilised without tangible projects on the ground to justify.