By Mumini AbdulKareem
The Kwara State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has
scored Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq low on performance in his first
100 days in office.
According to the main opposition party, Governor Abdulrazaq-led APC
administration has no tangible achievement to his credit in his first
100 days in office, noting that his performance has been so
uninspiring and disappointing.
In a statement signed by its Chairman, Engr. Kola Shittu, a copy of
which was made available to National Pilot, the party noted that the
Governor has not lived up to expectations of Kwarans who voted him and
has failed to fulfill any of his electoral promises.
The PDP accused the government of denial and broken promises on issue
of the 18,000 minimum wage among other pledges it made to the
electorate before the election, adding that the Governor has had an
embarrassing start to governance.
Part of the statement reads:
“Many of his promises including pledge to clear salary arrears owed
local government and SUBEB staff, pay N18,000 minimum wage to workers
in the State, reduce tuition fees at State-owned tertiary
institutions, among other promises have all been broken. Quite
unsurprisingly, his handlers have come out to shamelessly deny many of
the promises he made during the campaigns.
“Judging his performance by the indices of good governance and his
campaign manifesto, Governor Abdulrazaq has had an embarrassingly poor
start, as his promises remain largely unfulfilled, to the
disappointment of the people of Kwara.
“Despite the media hype of the Abdulrazaq’s activities and brandishing
of lies and deceits by his media team, a critical assessment of
governance in the State, shows that nothing concrete has been done to
better the lots of Kwarans in the last 100 days of his incompetent
“He has instead reduced governance to pettiness and blame game. It is
unfortunate that he even took his pettiness to an embarrassingly low
level by directing that the State’s emblem be changed; an action that
is of no essence to Kwara’s development.
“Rather than focus on the business of governance, Abdulrazaq and his
party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), are more interested in
politics of bitterness and vindictiveness.
“His first 100 days have witnessed all sort of impunity and
infractions such as the unlawful suspension of elected local
government chairmen and dissolution of duly constituted statutory
commissions, victimisation of civil servants, among other
illegalities, which have raised concern about his administration’s
attitude to and respect for the rule of law.
“Under Abdulrazaq’s 100 days in office, we have seen a toothless and
largely inexperienced Assembly that has become this administration’s
tool of persecuting opposition members and perceived political
“As Abdulrazaq marks his first 100 days in office, one thing is
crystal clear; he lacks vision and the leadership capacity to lead
Kwara. He has so far demonstrated that he is incompetent and
unprepared for governance”, the statement added.