Kwara state chapter of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) Friday declared that Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has discarded his Ote’oge manifestoes with which he canvassed for people’s votes in 2019.
The SDP was reacting to a statement attributed to the governor during the swearing in of new Commissioners and Special Adviser Wednesday where he said his opponents were loud on propaganda.
He had said, “For every lie anyone tells against us, please point them to where we were in 2019 and where we are today. The facts speak for themselves in the health sector, education, opening up of rural and urban areas, gender inclusion, youths and women empowerment, workers welfare, and economic growth. Our opponents are loud on lies, hate, and rhetoric, but empty on verifiable facts and clear agenda for development.”
However, the deputy director of media and strategic communications, SDP campaign council, Abdulrasheed Akogun, in a statement issued Thursday, described the governor’s comments as “diversionary.”
Akogun, who served as AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq director of media for Kwara central during the 2019 governorship election, said the current administration had discarded the party’s manifesto used to canvas for votes in 2019.
He, however, noted that the SDP governorship candidate, Alhaji Hakeem Oladimeji Lawal, since the beginning of his statewide consultation and interactive parley with critical stakeholders had been reeling out plans for Kwara transformation and explaining workable and unambiguous ways to achieve the same.
“Hakeem Lawal as a good communicator and passionate listener has engaged stakeholders on issues of importance to Kwarans. He unveiled his projection of a N10 billion monthly internally-generated revenue for the state during Kwara Tabloid governorship Debate in October and also gives insight on how to actualise it.
“Our governorship candidate during the interactive parleys also discussed his plans to address the disparity in SUBEB/TESCOM salary structure and create jobs/wealth with the empowerment of farmers to embrace modern farming.
“Hakeem Lawal, a 48- year-old International finance expert, is running issues- based campaigns and will stick to that till he emerges victorious during the March 2023 governorship election.”