The Kwara Advancement Initiatives, has lambasted Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, for saying that the achievements of Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq have surpassed that of his predecessors, Dr Bukola Saraki and Abdulfatah Ahmed.
In a statement signed by its Head, Democratic Mobilization and Monitoring Desk, Hajia Adeola Bashiru, the group said Lawan’s comment was thoughtless and preposterous, and challenged him to point at any significant achievement Abdulrazaq had recorded in three years that necessitated his silly remark.
The group noted that the Senate President’s comment was typical of the lies, deception and propaganda the All Progressives Congress (APC) is reputed for and which they used to gain access to power. It however said Kwarans now know better and can no longer be swayed by lies, propaganda and deceit of the APC.
“Senate President Ahmed Lawan was in Kwara on Saturday. He was NOT here to commission projects or inspect any ongoing project by the State government he rated as the best; he was here to attend an empowerment programme by a senator. But funny enough, he said the present state government led by Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has, in two years, done well and surpassed the achievements of two previous administrations.
“While governors in other states have been commissioning critical infrastructural projects in their states, nothing seems to be happening in Kwara. In the news, you read how governors like Nyesom Wike of Rivers, Seyi Makinde of Oyo and Babagana Zulum of Borno have been implementing critical projects and programmes for their people.
“Recently, President Muhammadu Buhari visited Ogun and Kaduna states to inaugurate some legacy projects executed by Governor Abiodun and El Rufai. Kwarans are also waiting for Buhari to come to their State to commission projects. Move around Kwara, you cannot find any key project the governor has completed in almost three years in office. In the whole of Kwara, there is no single road project the governor had started and completed.
“Why then would any right thinking person claim that a Governor who had not completed any remarkable project in three years of his administration, had surpassed the achievements of the 16 years administrations of Saraki and Ahmed? It is a disrespect and an insult for anyone to make such a silly comparison.
“Senator Lawan is probably not aware of the growing disenchantment of Kwarans towards the Abdulrazaq administration and needs to be told that he made a joke to the wrong crowd. Kwarans definitely know better and would be amused by his comment and false performance claim. The Senate President should know that with the ineptitude and poor performance of Governor Abdulrazaq, he cannot meet half of the achievements of Saraki and Ahmed administrations let alone surpass them.
“The records are there and no amount of lies and propaganda can erase the legacies of both Saraki and Abdulfatah Ahmed. For the avoidance of doubt, many of the developmental projects and programmes Kwara can boast of today, are products of the two administrations Lawan and his likes, are trying hard to discredit.”