By Ahmed Ajikobi
The more than two years rule of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq of Kwara State has been described as a colossal waste, failure, misrule and incompetence.
The observation was made by the Youths Forum of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Kwara State, while reacting to a Chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim’s comments on politics and governance in the state.
The Kwara Central Senatorial Youths Leader, Abdulhameed Issa Adangba charged Olawepo Hashim to wake up to the reality, saying his comments did not reflect the true situation of things in Kwara State, as government has made life difficult for Kwarans.
He noted that the people of Kwara State have seen the difference between the PDP and APC administrations and can no longer be swayed by the lies, propaganda, false performance claims and fake promises of the APC.
Adangba said: “I know Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim quite well, having worked with him in the past. He cannot say he is unaware of the disenchantment of Kwarans towards this present administration of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq. He knows within himself that the governor and his party have failed Kwarans but was only praise-singing him to curry favour from him. Olawepo-Hashim is politically unstable and will do or say anything to secure his personal interests.
“Olawepo-Hashim’s comments are at absolute variance with the current situation in Kwara. “Having failed to meet their yearnings and aspirations, Kwarans are utterly disappointed with the woeful performance of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq APC-led administration and now look up to the PDP for a new productive direction. Majority of Kwarans are yearning for the return of PDP and cannot wait till 2023 to kick APC out.
“The more than two years of Governor Abdulrazaq’s administration has been a colossal waste. He has not only reneged on his campaign promises and made life difficult for Kwarans including workers but has also reversed the gains achieved by previous governments and has set the State backward.
“In the last two and half years, Kwarans have been confronted with an insensitive, deceitful, vindictive and ineptitude administration that lacks understanding of what governance is and has no commitment to fulfil its promises. The administration has become a butt of joke and will go down in history as the worst in our State. The AbdulRazaq administration is characterized by ineptitude, insensitive leadership, impunity, abuse of office, allegations of corruption including contract inflation and favouritism.
“It is therefore embarrassing for Olawepo-Hashim to assume that Kwarans will – in the face of glaring failure, misrule and incompetence – stick with this present APC-led administration. I challenge him to name any key developmental project that Governor AbdulRazaq initiated and has completed since he assumed office or any programme that has had significant impact in the lives of Kwarans.
“Olawepo-Hashim and his cohorts in the APC should apologise to Kwarans for the failure of their party to fulfil its campaign promises rather than parading non-existent achievements and embarrass Kwarans with false performance claims.”
The Kwara Central Senatorial Youths Leader urged Kwarans particularly the youths “to remain steadfast and rally behind the PDP in the collective and determined quest to rescue our State from the misrule of Governor AbdulRazaq administration.”