By Jimoh Sulyman
A former member of the House of representatives and leading political figure from Kwara North, Hon.Zakari Mohammed has applauded the recent judgement of the Kwara State High Court ,sacking the Transition Implementation Committee (TIC) appointed by the State Governor, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq.
Zakari added that “the pronouncements will put a final stop to all manners of executive rascality and political high-handedness, as being currently experienced in Kwara State and some other states of the country”.
Stressing that modern democracy should be practised within the laid down rules of law and generally acceptable principles.
He however urge the kwara State government to respect this landmark judgement.
Noting that it is expected of the governor to dismantle the illegal TICs and commence the processes of recovering all funds and benefits unjustly paid to members of such fragmented councils.
“That is only when the Court’s judgement can be said to have been carried out, in unmistakable terms”. Zakari asserted.
He also suggested that, “This judgement is expected to help our State runners have a rethink, and pursue a more purpose-driven and people-friendly programmes”.
The ex-legislator also entreated Governor AbdulRahman to test his Government’s popularity claims by conducting a local government election, as a way of measuring the success of its government and impact on Kwarans.
Zakari also reiterated the need for the implementation of local government autonomy after the Federal government has issued an executive order on it, but however bemoaned the actions of the state governors to continue flouting the order.
He further extolled the judiciary for the judgement, noting that, “This is a good thing that has happened, and the judiciary has restored the people’s hope and trust”.
Speaking on the economic growth in Kwara, the former Federal lawmaker opined that, “Our growth and development rate, in Kwara, should be dependent upon the economic indices available to us, and the political ingenuity and will-power to drive such plans.
“Such coordinating activities require experienced hands, heads and legs that can efficiently provide effective directions. That’s much needed in Kwara” he noted.