I don’t care about second term, Kwara Governor tells lobbyists

By Ibraheem Solaudeen.

As the wait for the composition of a cabinet in Kwara continues, the governor, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has reportedly told those jostling for appointments not to threaten him with the possibility of losing a second term.

The governor spoke against the background of an intense lobbying by a group of people within his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) described as ‘grassroot politicians’, who were said to have impressed on the governor the need to appoint majorly politicians into his government in order to secure easy reelection in 2023 when his current tenure will end.

According to a source privy to the issues, some politicians approached the governor, warning him not to make the same mistakes made by the erstwhile political leader of the state, Dr. Bukola Saraki, who preferred technocrats to politicians who worked to deliver electoral victories.

But in response, the governor was quoted as saying, “None of us knows who will be alive in 2023. I don’t care about second term. I should also tell you that there are some sectors I won’t play politics with.”

A source who craves anonymity confided in INSIDER that the governor is resolute in having a cabinet that will consists of both politicians and technocrats, saying “education and health are two of the sectors the governor would not allocate to politicians.”

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