A stalwart of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Mallam Tola Kure has appealed to Kwarans, especially opposition parties in the State not to heat up the polity by mounting unnecessary pressure on the state government to conduct Local Council elections.
Kure made the appeal in a statement issued to newsmen in Ilorin, the state capital, on Tuesday.
“The issue of Local Government Election in Kwara State is somewhat complicated because of the pending issue(s) that is connected to it, which is still a matter to be decided by a higher court. For instance, the dissolved Kwara State Independent Electoral Commission (KWASIEC) is still in court challenging its dissolution by the state government. Mallam Abdulrahman AbdulRazaq is a law abiding governor and until and unless the bottleneck or logjam is resolved, nothing is practically doable on it, at least for now,” Kure said.
The party stalwart also expressed his belief that the present TIC chairmen are performing as expected, saying a cursory look by anyone will portray the good work and impact of the council in manners that had never been seen before; reiterating that “some people have argued that the TIC Chairmen are performing better than the suspended elected chairmen.”
Kure, while appraising the performance of Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq since coming to power, said all sincere Kwarans are happy with the positive difference he has brought to the State.
In his words, “Contrary to the myopic view being brandished by some few, it is a public knowledge that Governor AbdulRazaq has, in about three years now, changed so many things in Kwara and the result is out for everyone to see, if only we are sincere and objectives. From Education to Water, Security and Economy, Electricity and Human capital development, as well as empowerment former women and youth. Kwarans know the positive difference when compared to especially the immediate the past administration. As at today, no part of the state hasn’t felt the development strides of the state government. What more do we want?”
While pleading with Kwarans to remain calm and continue to support the governor to deliver greater dividends of democracy, Kure advised opposition parties to allow the court to perform its duties, saying the enforcement of the High court judgement would only be necessary if government fails to exercise her right of appeal.
Recall that the State High court last Friday sacked the TIC chairmen appointed by Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq. However, following the judgement, the state government, through the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Salman Jawondo has opted for appeal.