The All Progressives Congress, APC in Kwara state has berated the People’s Democratic Party, PDP over its assessment of Mallam AbdulRahaman AbdulRazaq’s two years in office.
In a statement signed and made available to journalists by Alhaji Bashir Adigun, Special Adviser, Political Communication to the Governor, the PDP assessment was described as an attempt by disintegrated ,frustrated and rejected political party in the state adding that it is ridiculous for such an overwhelmingly sacked party to have the temerity to cast aspersion on the governor.
“We read with amusement the futile attempt of the disintegrated ,frustrated and rejected Kwara PDP to assess the outstanding two year performance of our examplary Governor, Mallam AbdulRahaman AbdulRazaq.
“It is ridiculous that a party that was sacked in an overwhelming landslide election in Kwara State in the 2019 General Elections would have the temerity to give an assessment of a Governor that has already been rated the best in the history of the state.
“The PDP day dreamed that probably Kwarans have a very short memory and have forgotten how its government pillaged and plundered the resources of the state for sixteen years leaving behind collapsed infrastructure, many months of unpaid salaries of civil servants , an empty treasury and state assets misappropriated.”
The statement further wondered if PDP has also forgotten how its campaign trains were booed and stoned in many communities for its failed promises and subjecting the people to misery, abject poverty, disorienting human condition and loss of dignity adding that the opposition party should know that it can no longer pull the wool over the eyes of the people after years of looting brigandage and impunity.
It also enumerated the landmark achievement of Governor AbdulRazaq as haven left no one in doubt that he is on a selfless mission to rebuild the ruins left behind by the pillagers who are now trying to masquerade as ‘born again ‘politicians.
“For the record, this administration has not owed any public servant a dime since its assumption of office in contrast to PDP Government which left Civil servants very poor , in debt and in tears and sorrow.
“The despair , pain and penury which the PDP subjected our respected retired public servants and Pensioners to, is still fresh in our memories ,psyche and certainly forever condemnable .
Against all odds, and to the bewilderment of the discredited Kwara PDP, our good Governor AbdulRahaman AbdulRazaq has paid about Twenty Billion Naira in pension and gratuity in the last two years despite dwindling revenue of the state government; this is evidently in clear demonstration of His Excellency ‘s compassionate bid to ensure that pensioners live in happy peaceful retirement .
“Kwarans have not forgotten how the PDP administration failed to pay the counterpart funds of Universal Basic Education Commission , National Primary Health Care Development Agency and other development agencies .This deliberate reckless act by the PDP government of inglorious past denied the state of good schools , infrastructure and health facilities .
“The recent discovery of the massive looting and conversion of our Commonwealth by identified officials of the last administration is clear indicator of their greed , lack of appropriate character , fitness and patriotism for trusted public positions .
“ We restate un- equivocally that those found culpable in the report of the committee on the illegal acquisition of government property will not go unpunished.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the report has been handed over to prosecutors and those indicted will soon face the full wrath of the law .
“Finally , the administration of Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq welcomes constructive criticism that will enhance our efforts in jointly uplifting all Kwarans and providing the necessary public goods and services to all.”