FEATURED: White Paper Panel Report — Gov Abdulrahman Is Rehashing Old Stories To Divert Public Attention

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By Majeed Suleiman.

Which serious political office holder sacrifices a wonderful opportunity of a milestone anniversary of two years in office to regale people of his activities and achievements in office? Which governor would choose a time to market his government to throw around repeated and worn out allegations? Which Chief Executive Officer of a State would take delight and glory in governing with falsehood and propaganda? Kwara currently has such a person.

For God’s sake, if you as a governor believes your predecessors have soiled their hands, all you need to do is to bring them to account without making a noise about. The same style of media trial over which many have faulted the official agency that fights corruption in Nigeria, the EFCC, is what Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq prefers to quiet and effective investigation that delivers judgement and dispense justice.

The latest repetition of the same allegations that the Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq government has always thrown around since coming to power, even at a time it should be busy preparing for its second year in office, points to a deliberate plan to refocus the prying eyes of the public from reviewing its below average performance. This worn out strategy of giving people something else to talk about at a time they should be asking questions of the government has become the regular trademark of the Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq government, and the people have long discovered this trick. They won’t fall for it this time.

The latest allegations about Bukola Saraki, Fatai Ahmed and others selling properties belonging to the Kwara State government are not new. They are just rehashed old stories to divert attention from the fact that Governor Abdulrahman has nothing tangible to show after two years. If the government have any case as they want the public to believe, they should go to court. We have been hearing about this assets investigation since they came to power. Each time they face any accountability issues, the type they are sure to encounter in two days time when they clocked two years in office; they rehash the same story and push it out to give people something to talk about. It is a familiar strategy that Kwara people would not fall for this time.

Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq and his team know they have failed and have nothing to show for their two years in office. In any case, a government that has no clear-cut blueprint driving its decisions and actions is not expected to deliver any tangible results. A government being run by a man who governs based on impulse and personal desires cannot have a direction, much more a laudable achievements. The earlier the government of Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq own up to its failures the better for Kwara people who were hoodwinked to believe in the first place that a poorly educated governor could bring about any lasting change.

*Suleiman writes from Ilorin.

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